animal testing

FOIA

‘Mutant Rabbit’ Lost By University of Michigan Laboratory, FOIA Docs Show

The University of Michigan was home to a series of animal deaths in 2018.
Sarah Emerson
3.25.19
Motherboard

Researchers Gave Octopuses MDMA in the Name of Science

The human and octopus lineages split 500 million years ago, but apparently we both retained the gene for partying.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.20.18
cats

Researchers Built a Cat Paradise for Science

Researchers converted a barn into a cat paradise to study feline contraceptives in a more natural way.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.22.18
News

Beagles Will No Longer Be Used for Pesticide Testing in Canada

Pressure from PETA caused the government agency to re-evaluate its stance on the controversial animal testing program.
Jake Kivanc
3.7.16
earth

Lab Grown Mini-Brains Could End Animal Testing (on Brains)

Researchers hope that their tiny balls of brain cells will change the way new drugs are tested for effectiveness and safety.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.14.16
News

Companies Like Kikkoman Are Still Testing on Animals

In the course of Kikkoman's research, rats are force-fed and decapitated.
Allegra Ringo
11.16.15
Internet

Why Research Chimps Were Abandoned in Liberia, According to Those Who Left Them

The New York Blood Center has responded to multiple cries for it to re-establish funding for the chimps it abandoned in Liberia by publishing a list of explanations.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.15
Science

How Fake Skin Will End Animal Testing (as Soon as We Can Mass Produce It)

A new L'Oreal partnership with a bioprinting startup could finally end the practice.
Kari Paul
6.2.15
APOCALYPSE

Finally, a Nuclear Apocalypse Drug Gets Approved by the FDA

The Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program is preparing for the worst.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.15
animal testing

This Is How to Shut Down a Meat Research Center

In January, an investigative article revealed shockingly inhumane practices allegedly taking place at the US Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska. Today, the USDA announced that operations there will be examined and overhauled.
Lauren Rothman
3.9.15
Stuff

A Brief History of Scientific Experiments on Cats

"The physiologist does not hear the animals' cries of pain. He is blind to the blood that flows. He sees nothing but his idea, and the secrets he is resolved to discover."
Jules Suzdaltsev
2.11.15
farming

Pesticides Are Causing Farmers to Become Suicidally Depressed

As if the dawn-to-dusk hours, the physical toll of work in the fields, the variability of the weather, and the incredibly low net pay weren't enough of a bummer for farmers, new research has linked pesticide use and depression.
Lauren Rothman
10.27.14
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