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• It's all in the hands: Did early humans stone the Neanderthals into extinction?

• "Debby was a great bear. She acted like a grumpy old bear a lot of times. It was great. She had a lot of life in her, a lot of feistiness." The world's oldest living polar bear is no more.

• The Great Ape Trust is having an auction of ape paintingsthat's paintings done by (non-human) apesto raise money for conservation. Is it just us, or these look suspiciously like those elephant paintings?

• Greatest Pachyderm Hits: Classical music by Mozart, Elgar, Handel, and Beethoven help soothe abnormal behaviors in captive elephants.

• The first completely wind and solar-powered billboard, sponsored by Ricoh, will light up Times Square on December 4th—pending wind and sunny skies, of course.

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