The National Institutes of Health Ends Chimp Testing, Over 300 Animals to Be Released

June 27, 2013 by  
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After many decades of hard fought battles over animal rights and the immorality of animal testing , the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it will end the use of chimps in nearly all of its government medical research. The announcement means that 310 chimpanzees that have been locked away in laboratory cages for nearly all of their lives will now be retired, released to live out the remainder of their days in sanctuary habitats that mimic the wild. Read the rest of The National Institutes of Health Ends Chimp Testing, Over 300 Animals to Be Released Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal abuse , animal rights , animal testing , caged chimpanzees , chimpanzees , government laboratories , NIH        

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PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

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PHOTOS: Living the Green Life at an ‘Echo Village’ Immersed in Buenos Aires’ Delta

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Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream

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Chad Wright’s Sand Castle Suburb Symbolizes the Collapse of the American Dream

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Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist

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No matter how diligent you are at charging your smartphone before leaving the house, there is always some point where you find that your battery is on its last legs – and it’s usually when you need to make an important call. The Voltmaker is a ratchet-inspired kinetic charger that lets you power up your phone with a simple flick of the wrist. The prototype charger of an aluminum tube that houses a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery – a few minutes of vigorous motion creates enough juice for a brief phone call, or to switch on an integrated LED light. Read the rest of Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: device , electronics , gnu , gpl , IndieGoGo , kinetic , LED , lithium ion battery , peg , smartphone , voltmaker        

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London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic

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London Cyclist photo from Shutterstock Transport for London (TfL) conducted the biggest mass census of cyclists to date and found that bikes make up 24% of all vehicles on the streets during the city’s morning rush hour. This new statistic gives traction to cycling advocates who demand better infrastructure, as it proves that cyclists are no longer just a small minority. London’s new cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan summed it up by saying: “cycling is clearly a mass mode of transport in central London and until now it hasn’t been treated as such. Nearly all provision for cycling is based on the presumption that hardly anyone cycles, that you can make do with shoving cyclists to the side of the road and that just clearly is wrong.” Read the rest of London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew gilligan , ashok sinha , biggest mass census of cyclists to date , Boris Johnson , cycling as a mass mode of transportation , cycling london rush hour , cyclists make up a quarter of rush hour traffic , elephant and castle , encouraging more cycling in london , holborn , london cycling budget , London Cycling Campaign , london cycling commissioner , london cycling master plan , tfl , throb olds road , transport for london        

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