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Hal Sparks Talks About the Serious Side of Making Sitcoms

Jim Hill | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Since he's a relatively youthful 45-year-old, it's genuinely hard to think of Hal Sparks as an elder statesman of broadcasting. But then again, given that Sparks booked his first professional TV hosting gig while still in high school, he's already got over a quarter-of-a-century of in-front-of-the-camera time under his belt.

Disney Star Reveals Weirdest Thing About Herself: 'I've Never Met Anyone With The Same Thing'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2014 | Teen

Kelli Berglund may not play your average teenager on "Lab Rats," but the Disney star proves that she's just like every other high school student when ...

The Disturbing Way We 'Dispose' Of Infected Lab Animals

Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Plenty of attention is given to the treatment of live laboratory animals, but how about dead ones? The University of Hawaii is raising a few eyebr...

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

College To Reconsider Use Of Live Animals In Experiments

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 08.26.2013 | Denver

The University of Colorado is reconsidering its use of live animals in classroom science experiments and will decide whether computer simulations coul...

Why Stop Orgasm Research At Climax?

Marnia Robinson | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Marnia Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoMary Roach's irreverent orgasm trivia reminds us that researchers, like porn makers, tend to snap their notebooks shut right after the money shot. Yet some of the most intriguing findings about orgasm may lie beyond its brief fireworks.

Are We Playing Russian Roulette With Every Meal?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 11.24.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We urgently need truly independent scientific analysis of the environmental and food safety impacts of GM crops, paid for using truly independent funds.

How Much Space Should Lab Animals Receive?

Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

From Russell McLendon and Mother Nature Network: Laboratory animals have done a lot for humanity over the years, helping us find treatments and cur...

Empathic Rats: Rats Choose to Help Others Over Chocolate

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.11.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Some fascinating new results about empathy in laboratory rats caution against our tooting our "we're so special" horn too loudly or proudly.

14 Things My Cat Taught Me

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

1. If you're going to scratch someone, wave your tail first. If someone you know annoys you enough so that you want to pounce, claws first, to make th...

COLUMN: What We Can Learn From Rats

The Cornell Daily Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

These similarities between stressed rats and students are remarkable, and Cornell students can learn quite a few lessons from the rodents. Studies on ...