She was just thirteen years old when my grandmother last saw her parents at Auschwitz. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, it's worth pausing to reflect on how our species led my grandmother to find herself in such a horrific place, and how it might have been avoided.
Yesterday, the chimpanzees of the Kansas City Zoo staged an escape attempt. Zoo workers managed to lure them back to safety with chocolate.
A research team at the University of Texas, led by chemists Jodi Connell, Marvin Whiteley, and Jason Shear, has 3D-printed this microscopic chimpanzee skull, which later served as an unsettling proof-of-concept for printing "microscopic houses" to trap bacteria, forming "tiny zoos for the study of infections."
I know some of you might be tempted to get gadgets as Christmas presents for your pets, so here's a tip: Chimpanzees don't like popcorn machines. Don't say we never help you out! [Japanprobe]