You’ve heard of guide dogs for the blind, but what about guide horses? Or diabetes-assistance chimps? Or a parrot that doubles as therapist and PR? Enter the wacky world of assistance animals. There’s got to be a programme in here… read more in Creature Comforts by science writer Rebecca Skloot. Rebecca’s also got an interesting book coming out next year – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which would make a good one-off science doc.