International News Archive - March 13, 2013

EU Bans All Products, Ingredients Tested On Animals

In a move supported by animal activists everywhere, the European Union enacted a ban on Monday March 11 to stop the sale and manufacture of all products that relied on animal testing.

DNA Sequencing Used to Learn The History Of Native Snakes

Alex Pyron’s expertise is in family trees. Who is related to whom, who begat whom, how did they get where they are now. But not for humans: reptiles.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.