For the first time ever, a neural device has been used to restore locomotion in paralysed primates. It may be years before clinical trials can begin for humans, but this latest breakthrough marks an important step in that direction.
Scientists have learned how to speak monkey. Researchers at Durham University claim to have translated 450 regular "words" used by an ape species in Thailand, used to signal dangers and chat about what insects they fancy for dins.
Have you ever taken pictures at the zoo? It's an exercise in futility. Your puny camera strains to see far-away beasts with their backs turned. Lame. But what if you could get them to come right up to you?