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Archive for ‘July, 2012’

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    Two Aquariums, Two Choices

    As the National Aquarium announces bold plans to create a seaside sanctuary for its dolphins, an exploitation company builds a swim-with-dolphins center in the Arizona desert.

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    Pigs with Human Brains

    Researchers are trying to grow human organs in pig embryos. But if the human stem cells start migrating around the embryo, the baby pig might start growing a human brain, too.

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    Are You More Important than a Gorilla?

    In a world of 7.3 billion thoroughly destructive humans and just 125,000 very peaceable gorillas, was Harambe's life worth less than Isaiah Dickerson's?

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    Can There Ever Be a ‘Humane Economy’?

    Is it possible for us humans to coexist peacefully with our fellow animals in a modern capitalist economy? Two books come to opposite conclusions.

    Scientists Declare: Nonhuman Animals Are Conscious

    Science leaders have reached a critical consensus: Humans are not the only conscious beings; other animals, specifically mammals and birds, are indeed conscious, too. The official decision was reached in late night discussions two weeks ago during the prestigious annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference.

    Weekly Recap, July 28 2012

    Stunning verdict in elephant case … SeaWorld video released … Brits argue over kitten experiment … best book on climate change … Rick Warren’s weird remark … how to have faith when the world is going to hell … what’s happening to the ice in Greenland … what’s under the ice in Antarctica … and lots more.

    Best Simple Book on Climate Change

    Pound for pound, I’d rate Global Weirdness, the new book from the folks at Climate Central, the best book I’ve come across for a simple, objective, science-based explanation of what climate change is and how it’s affecting the planet.