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orangutan mom and baby

COUNT DOWN  From 1999 to 2015, numbers of orangutans on the island of Borneo declined by nearly 150,000 individuals, a new study estimates.

skull

GOING LONG  Starting around 1300, high-ranking members of a pre-Inca population increasingly had their heads bound into a narrow, elongated shape during infancy, a researcher says.

spinning disk

A SPIN ON PLAY  An ancient spinning disk (reconstruction shown) found in what's now southwestern France may have been a children's toy.

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