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pensive chimp

BRAINY CHIMPS  Some modern chimps have brain surface features that were thought to have signaled humanlike brain evolution in hominids from as early as 3 million years ago, scans suggest.

stone tools

TOOLING DOWN  By around 320,000 years ago in East Africa, Homo sapiens or a close relative had shifted from making large chopping implements (left) to fashioning spearpoints and other small tools (right).

ring-tailed lemurs

SNOOZE TIME  Humans get much less sleep than expected for a primate  with our biological and lifestyle characteristics, a study finds. Most other studied primates, including ring-tailed lemurs like these, sleep about as much on average as researchers estimated they should.

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