From my friends at Independent Science News:
Upcoming Film Event, this Thursday:
Forks Over Knives Screening at Kaufmann Auditorium (G64 Goldwin-Smith Hall) Cornell University
In the presence of Dr. T. Colin Campbell (Jacob Gould Schurman Prof. Emeritus, Cornell)
Time: Thursday 6th February 7pm
Dr. Campbell is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: The China Study (2005) and Whole (2013).
Forks over Knives follows the stories of Campbell’s research and Esselstyn’s patients who were diagnosed with a wide range of ailments including cancer, diabetes and heart disease who miraculously recovered simply by switching to a plant-based, whole food diet. “A film that can save your life” – Roger Ebert
This event is organised by the students of Cornell’s Food and Agriculture Critical Thinking (FACT) club and Independent Science News.
Please share this information. The movie is free and open to the public.
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I’ve posted this elsewhere, before, but it’s still amazing, so I’m posting it again. Please watch it if you haven’t yet!
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“New research shows that we have grossly underestimated both the scope and the scale of animal intelligence. Primatologist Frans de Waal on memory-champ chimps, tool-using elephants and rats capable of empathy.”
Photo: Thomas Cheng and a dog, from the article
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Many chimps who have been used in American research experiments are being retired. Some of the chimps in this video are going outside for the first time since they entered the lab. Some “retired” chimps need to take anti-depressants. I’m not surprised.
Chimps aren’t the only animals who suffer in human laboratories. Click here to learn about effective alternatives to animal testing and click here to find products that aren’t tested on animals.
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Go to minute 5, and watch for a whole minute. Thanks to io9 for pointing out the adorably gleeful scientist responses to this momentous occasion: Humanity’s first video footage of a living giant squid.