A working group of the Medical Research Council’s National Institute for Medical Research in London has drawn up the first “regulatory framework” to guide the creation, use and treatment of animal-human hybrids, also known as chimeras. The framework is outlined in the group’s July 22 published document ‘Animals Containing Human Material’ and calls for the UK to take the lead in establishing safeguards for future chimera experiments.
[social_buttons] Two seperate scientific studies have revealed that global warming is leading to significant reductions in the size of sheep and fish species, more evidence that climate change is forcing a huge range of species to adapt to a hotter world. The first study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigated
A rare species of sheep discovered by Marco Polo in the 13th century is edging closer to extinction due to increased trophy hunting in Central Asian countries, new research reports. The species, once prominent in the Pamir Mountains on the border of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan, now numbers around 10,000, according to George Schaller
A video has been flying around the Russian blogosphere of two people dumping about 20 dead and dying sheep onto the streets to oppose what the media have called an anti-government rally. [social_buttons] The sheep were dressed in blue T-shirts and hats reading “Solidarity” and most had their legs broken. The sheep that were still
Aw, c’mon, pull my finger! You’ve probably had that one pulled (pardon the pun) on you at least once in your life, and the old guy got a good laugh out of your response. It’s ok, old guys do strange things, I know. Well, this isn’t about old guys, but sheep, cattle, deer and goats,