A pair of scientists from the University of Konstanz are on a mission to make animal testing a thing of the past. They've even come up with alternatives to replace tests commonly performed on animals.
Recent tests of car exhaust on monkeys have renewed the debate around animal testing. While researchers say eliminating animal testing is impossible, they agree there are alternatives that are less cruel.
Revelations that car companies funded studies exposing monkeys and humans to diesel fumes have caused an outcry in Germany. But scientists say the hue and cry has been "overblown" and that such tests are fairly common.
Syphilis is a thing of the past? Wrong. The number of syphilis infections worldwide has increased drastically in recent years. 4,309 cases were reported in Germany in 2007, 10 years later, it had reached 7,476. But why?
Palm oil is practically everywhere, whether it be food, cosmetics or gasoline. And it is not always easy to identify. So I decided to understand this ubiquitous stuff better. Turns out, I was naive.
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