Science perspectives

Treatment of research animals

At what point must you euthanize an animal in scientific research? In this day and age, there are several areas of research using animals to propel scientific and medical advancements. Animal research has provided a stable foundation for the growth of basic and applied sciences. And, despite the modern development Read more…

Science perspectives

Of mice and men

You have most surely seen an image of the iconic lab mouse, a pristinely white rodent with dark red eyes standing on its hindlegs while looking quizzically up at the camera. Less certain is what the mouse is used for, but at some level we imagine the mouse as a Read more…

Science perspectives

Prometheus Science

Prometheus Science has a crystal clear goal in mind: To spread the availability of science and education by creating affordable scientific-grade equipment. These tools will empower people to interact with their environments around them, as well as enable them to find unique solutions tailored to their own problems. See their Read more…

Neuroscience in Tübingen

Catching Light

By Eric James McDermott Do you see it? Look around. If you can see —if you can see anything at all— from the words you are reading to the trees outside to your steaming cup of coffee, it is because you have, among other things, a fully functioning retina. The Read more…

Creative

Creating a ‘Humanzee’ – science or fiction?

Cross-breeding between species has long been reported for horses and donkeys, which gives rise to mules and more recently for tigers and lions (‘Liger’) and bovines and antelopes (‘Beefelo’), but is cross-breeding between great apes such as chimpanzees and humans possible? Is the link between the two species close enough? Read more…