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An inside view of this fossil Pseudodon shell shows that the hole made by Homo erectus is exactly at the spot where the muscle attached to the shell. Poking at that spot would force the shell open. Henk Caspers/Naturalis Leiden/The Netherlands hide caption

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Earliest Human Engraving Or Trash From An Ancient Lunch?

Carved zigzag marks on a shell found more than a century ago have drawn new interest from archaeologists. The half-million-year-old lines aren't from an animal, and might be art from Homo erectus.

Alfons R. of Hamburg, Germany (shown in this undated photo), converted to Islam at age 17. Later, he went to Turkey, then Syria, to join ISIS. He was killed this past summer. Courtesy of Manfred Karg hide caption

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From German Teen To ISIS Jihadist: A Father's Struggle To Understand

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The Old and the Young Midlake
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In New York, Video Chat Trumps Quarantine To Combat TB

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A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

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Experience Ludovico Einaudi
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Anselm Kiefer's Sprache der Vogel belongs to one of Miami's best-known private collections. Collection Martin Z. Margulies hide caption

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How Private Collectors Helped Make Miami An Art Destination

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Rio Ancho Paco de Lucía

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Pregnancy Discrimination Act In The Spotlight At Supreme Court

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Pony Ride Neil Finn
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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

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Earliest Human Engraving Or Trash From An Ancient Lunch?

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Nsimba & Nzuzi Konono No.1

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