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In the animal kingdom, mentioning primates usually conjures up an image of chimpanzees or gorillas, but have you ever seen a lion-tailed macaque, a tufted capuchin, or a golden-headed lion tamarin? You'll be amazed at the images of these beautiful animals not only because of their variety and colorful fur but because their humanlike expressions often bear witness to their intelligence and emotions. As you swing from image to image in the Primate Gallery at www.selu.com/ ~bio/ PrimateGallery stop and click on the animation of brachiating (the way some primates travel through the trees) or listen to the wild sounds of some primate vocalizations. There are tons of images to view of the 13 primate families covering 233 primate species. (This site is no longer available.)

The Late Night Light Show
The next time you're gazing out your bedroom window at night, take a long look at that light show in the sky. Stargazing can be one of the most fascinating and entertaining hobbies. Do stars move? How are they born? Star Facts answers all of your questions about stars, clusters and galaxies. Find out why the Milky Way is like a deep-dish pizza, or how the Ring Nebula is the ghost of a sun that once was. Ride a shooting star out to www.ccnet.com/ odyssey/ welcome.html Are you still up for further exploration of outer space? Then it's time to shuttle out to Views of the Solar System, where you'll get to see the planets in almost as much detail as the astronauts do! Count the rings around Saturn, or find out if there's life on Mars. Blast off to http:// bang.lanl.gov/ solarsys/ Just keep an eye out for those pesky Martians and asteroids! (These sites are no longer available.)

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1. Why is the Milky Way like a deep-dish pizza?

It is much wider than it is tall
Both contain dairy products
Both are round and hot
2. How far from Venus to the Sun?
2 million (km)
108 million (km)
87 million (km)
3. What color are the Loridae species of Primates?
Black
White
Orange
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Dear Amy: This is my first time using the Internet. Why does it take so long to get to where I want to go?--Allison, Merrimack, NH

Dear Allison: There could be lots of reasons your access to the Web is slow. It's called the Web because it's kind of like a spider's web that connects thousands of server computers together. When you click on a link or enter a URL, you are asking a computer to serve you some information. This is called downloading. Your request may go through lots of other servers to get to you and if one of them is busy taking care of other people's requests, your request might have to wait. Another reason for slowness could be the speed of your modem. The faster the baud rate your modem has then the faster it can transfer the information to your computer. A modem with a baud rate of 28.8 is considered pretty fast.

Dear Amy: I love to go online and on the Internet, but it costs a lot of money. Can you give me some suggestions on how to find a cheap service that allows unlimited use?--Jessica, Pleasantville, NY

Dear Jessica: To find an Internet service provider (ISP) in your city look in local computer magazines, the newspaper or the phone book. There is an online directory at www.thelist.com with ISPs from all over. You'll have to call them up to compare prices and see if they offer the service that you need. (Disclaimer: This Web site now contains advertisements.)

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