Baby Monkeys who want to keep up with their older siblings must learn to let go – literally! A Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey born on October 20 at Switzerland’s Zoo Basel will soon be leaping like a daredevil, but still takes refuge in mom’s arms.
Meet the terrifying horned ‘Krampus’ who roams village to ‘punish bad Austrian children’: http://yhoo.it/1cVa5CW
Prepare to be terrified! The photos in that link’s slideshow, and this video will make you feel either glad don’t live in Germany or Austria.
Or, somehow it will make you long to take part in their evil games! For those brave, twisted souls here in the U.S., Los Angeles is hosting KrampusFest activities throughout the month of December. Find out more here.
Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that’s a job title I’d like to have!) She’s also the host of a YouTube series called The Brain Scoop which investigates cool scientific topics like how octopi have sex and the differences between moths and butterflies. Emily is one of the few women to host a STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, math) YouTube series, which is not entirely surprising, because those industries are all dominated by men.
In Graslie’s most recent Brain Scoop video, Emily asks why that might be. While she personally feels completely supported by her employers and colleagues, she pointed out how there is a larger culture that is unsupportive of women in STEM fields. So she illustrated this in the starkest way possible: by reading sexist comments.