Hubble telescope was at the perfect angle to capture this nearly impossible shot of two ‘dancing galaxies’

Deep within the Andromeda constellation, some 320 million light-years away, two galaxies are consumed by a gravitationally bound dance, and the Hubble Space Telescope has just photographed the action in extraordinary three-dimensional detail. The two dancers are the smaller polar-ring galaxy IC 1559 (top) and the larger spiral galaxy NGC 169 (bottom). Collectively, they are … Read more

In a first, state bill would require nearly perfect welfare record for research dog and cat suppliers | Science

A major supplier of dogs and other animals for academic and corporate research, which was cited last year for dozens of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations at its Virginia beagle-breeding facility, was targeted by the state‚Äôs lawmakers this week. On 7 and 8 March, both houses of the Virginia General Assembly unanimously passed a bill … Read more