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VESSEL VIEWER  By tracking the activity of more than 70,000 fishing vessels, researchers made this 2016 map of total global fishing activity. Dots represent the average hours of activity within an area spanning 10,000 square kilometers.

cave art

ARTISTIC SURPRISE  Red horizontal and vertical lines painted on the walls of a Spanish cave date to at least 64,800 years ago, a new study finds. Since Homo sapiens had not reached Europe at that time, Neandertals must have created this art, researchers propose. The animal-shaped figure, right, was not dated and its makers remain unknown.

person in handcuffs

SO-SO SOFTWARE When it comes to predicting whether or not someone will commit another crime — which can affect lockup time — computer programs don’t have an edge over people.

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