How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth?

How long can we treat the suffering of animals as an inconvenient truth?

A revolution is coming in our relationship with ‘lower’ creatures, provoked by a greater knowledge of their cognition. Labour’s new plans for animal welfare are just a start

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Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.

Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.

The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to protect a loophole that allows vastly more pollution than is typically permitted from heavy-duty commercial vehicles — all in the name of helping out a Trump supporter. At issue are glider kits, new trucks that come without an engine or transmission so they “glide.” This allows you to customize the powertrain — the engine, transmission, and drive axle — often with refurbished hardware, thereby saving around 25 percent of the cost of a new, complete truck.

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13 Killed in Helicopter Crash After Mexican Quake

13 Killed in Helicopter Crash After Mexican Quake

Thirteen people died when a Mexican military helicopter crashed Friday during a tour of earthquake damage in Oaxaca state. The chopper was carrying Mexico's interior minister, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat, who were injured along with more than a dozen others. The state attorney general's office said both men suffered only "slight concussions."

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Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Growing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep embryos containing human cells. Scientists say growing human organs inside animals could not only increase supply, but also offer the possibility of genetically tailoring the organs to be compatible with the immune system of the patient receiving them, by using the patient’s own cells in the procedure, removing the possibility of rejection.

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Scientists stunned by huge light discovery

Scientists stunned by huge light discovery

Scientists have just found a way to create a new form of light that could totally change the future of computing and communications. Researchers in a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were able to link photons and create an entirley new light form that could be used to build light crystals with tremendous scientific applications.

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