Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around, no matter how hard people work to fix them? It turns out that a quirk in the way human brains process information means that when something becomes rare, we sometimes see it in more places than ever (The Age).
This year marks a century since some women got the vote; a century since the end of the first world war; 50 years since the 1968 revolts; 70 since the founding of Israel and the NHS. All have been well marked. So it is striking that the centenary of one of the most devastating events in human history has been allowed to pass thus far with almost no public reflection of any kind…continue reading at The Guardian.
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Baboon Worked Together to Escape from Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, USA
Four baboon used a 55-gallon barrel to overcome the wall of the outdoor enclosure and one of them ran down the road. All of them were caught eventually. A footage in YouTube shows a facility staff chasing him on a road. The barrels serve as enrichment item for foraging behavior expression. See more about the facility, the enclosure and the barrel here. Read more about the news here.
This short adventure of the laboratory animals highlights their desire on freedom, intelligence and hazards on animal carer. (By Siva Tsang, 19Apr2018)
“Researchers funded mostly by the Wellcome Trust want the World Health Organization to declare an international emergency over drug resistant malaria in South East Asia—a move WHO says is alarmist.” …continue reading.