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One-fifth of migratory animal species on brink of extinction: UN report

A new report released by the United Nations alarming trend that over 20% of the world’s migratory species are teetering on the brink of extinction. This stark warning comes as billions of animals undertake their annual epic journeys across various terrains and oceans to fulfill their life cycles of breeding and feeding. The comprehensive analysis, […]

Proposed monkey warehouse in Georgia would be a step backward for animals and science

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block A company called “Safer Human Medicine” is proposing to build a monkey breeding warehouse in the small town of Bainbridge, Georgia. At full capacity, the proposed facility, at a significant cost to taxpayers, would be the largest in the U.S., holding up to 30,000 long-tailed macaques bred for experiments. […]

The ABC searches for Australia’s favourite animal sound this National Science Week

This National Science Week (August 12-20), the ABC is asking audiences to listen to the world around us as we explore the science of sound and search for Australia’s favourite animal noise. Audiences can now vote for their favourite animal sound on the ABC Science website. During National Science Week we’ll be finding out more […]

How You and Your New Puppy Can Help Canine Science

Can you help Generation Pup get to 10,000 puppies? Photo: Lunja/Shutterstock Guest post by James Oxley Generation Pup is a longitudinal study, run by Dogs Trust, started in 2016. In 2023 the study recruited its 7,500th puppy onto the project. However, although the study has been a great success, we still require more puppies and […]

Fun With Kids: Free-to-play mega inflatables, marine animal sculptures, science video contest

If your teenager has a knack for explaining complex scientific principles in an engaging way, encourage him or her to join the Breakthrough Junior Challenge video competition. Not only will the winner score a US$250,000 (S$338,518) post-secondary scholarship, he or she can also look forward to meeting notable names in the science industry at a […]

Alternatives to animal experiments are shaping the future of science

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block For years our undercover investigations at U.S. animal research laboratories have helped to raise awareness about the immense animal suffering caused by animal testing and experimentation. Pregnant rabbits are force-fed toxic pesticides. Cats have their spinal cords damaged and are forced to run on treadmills. Rats are placed in […]

Four Recognized by Animal Science for Distinction and Service

submitted Clockwise from top left: Dari Brown, Ron Morrow, Vicky Watkins and Wendie (Wallis) Phelps. The Department of Animal Science in U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is recognizing four individuals for distinction, including three graduates and one friend of the department. Wendie (Wallis) […]

Suffering in silence: Caring for research animals can take a severe mental toll | Science

Conner Sessions’s decision to combine his love of science and animals nearly destroyed him. Growing up in rural Washington state, he spent his early life surrounded by cows, horses, cats, and dogs. He cared about all of them and considered a career in veterinary medicine. But after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from […]

New Culture Prepares for Commercial Production Of Animal-Free Mozzarella With New Vice President of Food Science and Product Development

Animal-Free Dairy Company Hires James Jones, Ph.D., To Help Scale Mozzarella SAN LEANDRO, Calif., March 7, 2023 — New Culture, a pioneering animal-free dairy company, announced today the addition of James Jones, Ph.D. to lead New Culture’s food science and product team. This is a pivotal hire in New Culture’s path to commercialization and brings another world-class technical leader […]

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