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Borneo orangutans dying off as forests are lost: study

The population of orangutans in Borneo has plummeted by more than half since 1999 — nearly 150,000 of the apes — largely due to chopping down forests for logging, paper, palm oil and mining, researchers said Thursday. 284 more words

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Orangutan Tapanuli (Pongo tapanuliensis), spesies baru Orangutan di Sumatera

Orangutan Tapanuli (Pongo tapanuliensis), spesies Baru Orangutan di Sumatera. Pongo tapanuliensis atau orangutan tapanuli dinobatkan sebagai spesies orangutan ketiga, setelah Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan kalimantan) dan… 659 more words

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Brain scans of one-handed people are completely changing our understanding of the brain.

“The implications, if this interpretation is correct, are massive.”

┬áScans taken of people born with only one hand have revealed areas of the brain typically associated with the ‘missing hand’ are taken over by other parts of the body, radically changing our thinking on how our brain operates. 593 more words

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Got a painful paper cut or hangnail?

Do this to ease the pain: Cross your fingers. The journal Current Biology says crossing the injured finger over another can reduce the pain you feel. 19 more words

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