Probe Of Top Universities Finds Huge Growth In Animal Experiments
The use of laboratory animals in the largest U.S. labs has grown 70% over the last two decades, according to institutional records obtained by PETA. This is the first national count of this kind, because the vast majority of lab animals are excluded from U.S. government statistics.
Yogurt Gives Male Mice "Swagger"
When scientists gave a group of mice vanilla yogurt along with their ordinary chow, they noticed the males had some extra confidence: “You know when someone’s at the top of their game, how they carry themselves differently? Well, imagine that in a mouse.” The reason: yogurt had made the mice's testicles grow 5% bigger than average.
Scientists Create Singing Mouse
In a genetically engineered experiment, Japanese scientists at the University of Osaka have created a mouse that tweets like a bird. After crossbreeding genetically altered mice for some time, to see what would happen, they apparently got their first interesting result, by mistake.
Leave it to the Australians to create strange hobbies... this guy teaches his mice to surf! He's been teaching them for so long now that he's now teaching the grandchildren of his original mice. Now that's commitment! You have to admit although it's a little weird, it's undeniably adorable!