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Lucy

LUCY’S PLUNGE  Scientists say that damage to the 3.2-million-year-old partial skeleton dubbed Lucy suggests that this ancient hominid plummeted to her death from high in a tree. That’s a controversial conclusion.

baby sleeping

For safest sleep, babies should be put on their back in an empty crib. 

 The Old Man of La Chapelle

LASTING FAME  The Old Man of La Chapelle, a Neandertal skeleton discovered in the early 20th century, is among the fossils highlighted in a new book about how hominid fossils achieve worldwide fame. 

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