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Why your ancestors would have aced the long jump


September 11, 2017

For years, scientists thought the ancestors of today's humans, monkeys, lemurs and apes were relatively slow and deliberate animals, using their grasping hands and feet to creep along small twigs and branches. But a new study of a 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests the first primates were masters at leaping through the trees. Full Story

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