geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “India bans import of animal-tested cosmetics…” [#geekgirl]

    [From this article at dnaindia.com] “India has banned the import of animal tested cosmetics.

    Coming just few months after implementation of a national ban on cosmetics testing in India’s labs on animals, the import ban now makes India the first animal tested cosmetics free zone in South Asia.

    The ban comes in the form of Rule 135-B that states, ‘Prohibition of import of cosmetics tested on animals. – No cosmetic that has been tested on animals after the commencement of Drugs and Cosmetics (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2014 shall be imported into the country’. The notification will come into effect on 13 November, 2014 (30 days from the date of notification).

    Alokparna Sengupta, Humane Society International campaigns manager, said; ‘With today’s historic ban on the import of newly animal-tested cosmetics, India has made history for animals in South Asia. This is a huge achievement that could not have been possible without the compassion of our government, consumers and industry. We feel confident that if this vision is applied to other areas of product testing, this can be a defining moment in the modernization of India’s safety science, with potentially hundreds of thousands more animals spared pain and suffering.’”

  • KLM Lost & Found Beagle [#geekgirl]

  • Global Be(er) Responsible Day | “Friends Are Waiting” [#geekgirl]

  • Honey Bee: Blind Cat Goes Hiking [#geekgirl] [#lovely]

  • OMG! Shark! [#geekgirl]

    [Via lizclimo.tumblr.com]

    [Via lizclimo.tumblr.com]

  • REMUS Sharkcam [#geekgirl]

    REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. on Vimeo.

  • Why Mutts Are Better Than Purebred Dogs [#geekgirl]

  • Preview of The Great Wolf Divide [#geekgirl]

  • “Real Cheese From A Lab, No Cow Necessary” [#geekgirl]

    [From this article at TechCrunch] “Vegans who miss the creamy taste of real cheese, rejoice! A group of biohackers from Counter Culture Labs in Oakland, Calif., and BioCurious in Sunnyvale, Calif., are using baker’s yeast to produce the world’s first cheese that did not originate from milk in the udder of a cow.

    Most vegan cheese is soy or nut-based and doesn’t taste much like cheese at all. If you’ve been vegan for awhile you may not remember the creamy, salty, delicious taste of a good sharp cheddar or the pungent stink of Limburger or Brie. That’s all about to change for you, thanks to science.”

  • Dawg Heaven [#geekgirl]

    Dog Heaven

    Dog Heaven [via Imgur]