animal testing

When the Drugs Hit

Researchers Gave Octopuses MDMA in the Name of Science

The human and octopus lineages split 500 million years ago, but apparently we both retained the gene for partying.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.20.18
cats

Researchers Built a Cat Paradise for Science

Researchers converted a barn into a cat paradise to study feline contraceptives in a more natural way.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.22.18
earth

Lab Grown Mini-Brains Could End Animal Testing (on Brains)

Researchers hope that their tiny balls of brain cells will change the way new drugs are tested for effectiveness and safety.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.14.16
Internet

Why Research Chimps Were Abandoned in Liberia, According to Those Who Left Them

The New York Blood Center has responded to multiple cries for it to re-establish funding for the chimps it abandoned in Liberia by publishing a list of explanations.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.15
Science

How Fake Skin Will End Animal Testing (as Soon as We Can Mass Produce It)

A new L'Oreal partnership with a bioprinting startup could finally end the practice.
Kari Paul
6.2.15
APOCALYPSE

Finally, a Nuclear Apocalypse Drug Gets Approved by the FDA

The Radiation and Nuclear Countermeasures Program is preparing for the worst.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.15
animal cruelty

Activists Unveil Graphic Video of Monkey Brain Implants at Cybernetics Institute

Activists call the experiments carried out on macaque monkeys at the Max Planck Institute a "basic wrong."
Theresa Locker
9.12.14
videos

The Lab Apes of Liberia

Our crew traveled to remote Liberia to discover "Monkey Island," an area inhabited solely by former lab-tested chimpanzees who survived disease and two civil wars.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.2.14
ANIMALS

Island of the Apes (Trailer)

In an upcoming documentary, our crew goes to Liberia to discover "Monkey Island," a place solely inhabited by former lab-tested chimpanzees.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.1.14
Drugs

Lab-Grown Human Skin Could Be the End of Animal Testing

Researchers made the first lab-grown epidermis, which could be used to test drugs and cosmetics.
Victoria Turk
4.25.14
Motherboard Blog

China Finally Put an End to Mandatory Animal Testing

Animal rights groups are cautiously optimistic, but not exactly euphoric.
Ben Richmond
11.11.13
Motherboard Blog

If Apes Are Getting Smarter, What's In Store For US?

Humans test a lot of stuff on primates. One of the reasons we do it is to get a better idea of how we would react to often ludicrous experiments, like getting "launched into outer space":http://motherboard.tv/2010/7/29/monkey-nauts-five-great-space...
Sean Yeaton
6.28.11