The Germans, not doing much to combat any lingering stereotypes that they have the right to play God with the lives of innocents, have decided to let a still-unknown number of newborn polar bear cubs die, rather than hand-rear them and put the country through "Knutomania" all over again. The cubs were born in Nuremberg (oh, the irony) to two mothers (dubbed Wilma and Vera) who show little interest in rearing them. Update: Vera just ate one of her cubs. Hope you're happy now, Germans. [Das Spiegel; Reuters]