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EXTINCTIONS PAST  People may have caused a distinctive line of gibbons to go extinct sometime within the past 2,000 years, a discovery from an ancient Chinese tomb suggests. All species of gibbons living today (Hoolock hoolock shown) are imperiled.

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FOR FAMILY  Migrant families crossing the U.S.-Mexico border may get a reprieve from a recent policy that resulted in more than 2,000 children being separated from their parents.

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PRECIOUS TIME  Investigations that equip volunteers with smartphones indicate that suicidal thoughts fluctuate in signature ways over just a few hours. Closer scrutiny of these thinking patterns may lead to advances in suicide prevention.

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