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Animal experimentation

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Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

Animal testing raises sometimes violently passionate debate and opposition, but for medical research surely it is sadly unavoidable? Perhaps not for much longer if European scientists' research bears

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Takeaway: growing bones

Can these animals help victims of accidents and bone cancer patients? Scientists use pig intestine to grow human bones in the lab First, they

Can these animals help victims of accidents and bone cancer patients? Scientists use pig intestine to grow human bones in the lab First, they

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Takeaway: venoms that heal

This cobra can kill you… but its venom could also cure your diabetes… or your allergy. Thousands of toxins from 200 venimous species have been newly

This cobra can kill you… but its venom could also cure your diabetes… or your allergy. Thousands of toxins from 200 venimous species have been newly

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Japan's whaling fleet sets sail despite UN condemnation

Japan’s whaling fleet has set sail for the Antarctic on a three-month voyage, which the Japanese government claims is in the name of scientific

Japan’s whaling fleet has set sail for the Antarctic on a three-month voyage, which the Japanese government claims is in the name of scientific

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MEPs seek to ban cloning of farm animals

MEPs have called for a permanent ban on the cloning of all farm animals, setting them on a potential collision course with EU governments. They voted

MEPs have called for a permanent ban on the cloning of all farm animals, setting them on a potential collision course with EU governments. They voted

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Food from animal clones: what European citizens need to know

Concerns about food products from cloned animals are preoccupying Emma from Lyon, who asks: “In Europe are we eating meat or milk from cloned

Concerns about food products from cloned animals are preoccupying Emma from Lyon, who asks: “In Europe are we eating meat or milk from cloned

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Bunny beaten to death live on Danish radio

His name was Alan and he was beaten to death live on the radio. In a live broadcast, hosts of a Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit by

His name was Alan and he was beaten to death live on the radio. In a live broadcast, hosts of a Danish radio station killed a baby rabbit by

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Spray the rats away - better ways to rid us of rodents

Rats damage crops, buildings and infrastructure, costing billions of euros every year. They also carry more than 60 diseases that threaten humans and

Rats damage crops, buildings and infrastructure, costing billions of euros every year. They also carry more than 60 diseases that threaten humans and

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Do you know: why kill rats?

Rats are developing immunity to poisons, and it’s increasingly difficult to keep them away. But can’t humans and rodents coexist in peace? Andrew

Rats are developing immunity to poisons, and it’s increasingly difficult to keep them away. But can’t humans and rodents coexist in peace? Andrew

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Why octopuses don't get into a tangle

Unlike humans, octopuses don’t have a constant awareness of their arms’ locations. Their walnut-sized brain simply cannot keep track of what their

Unlike humans, octopuses don’t have a constant awareness of their arms’ locations. Their walnut-sized brain simply cannot keep track of what their

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Aliens of the sea

In the Florida Keys in the US researchers are looking for comb jellies. They call them ‘aliens of the sea’ and they are remarkable for being able to

In the Florida Keys in the US researchers are looking for comb jellies. They call them ‘aliens of the sea’ and they are remarkable for being able to

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Back in the Day: Dolly, the first cloned mammal

July 5, 1996 The first ever cloned mammal is born at a lab near Edinburgh in Scotland. Named Dolly, she was conceived by a method known as ‘somatic

July 5, 1996 The first ever cloned mammal is born at a lab near Edinburgh in Scotland. Named Dolly, she was conceived by a method known as ‘somatic

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Will marijuana pig-feed give pigs the munchies?

As the American state of Washington gets ready to introduce a legal market for recreational-use marijuana, one of the surprise consequences could be

As the American state of Washington gets ready to introduce a legal market for recreational-use marijuana, one of the surprise consequences could be

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Mammoth find raises questions of cloning

Much media excitement has been stirred up by reports that Russian scientists might be looking to clone a mammoth after finding some perfectly

Much media excitement has been stirred up by reports that Russian scientists might be looking to clone a mammoth after finding some perfectly