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Since January, I’ve been covering Oxford’s animal rights movement, and the response of local scientists, primarily through the organization Pro-Test. This post from the archives describes a particularly informative Pro-Test event. (26 May 2006) On Monday, May 22nd, an audience of about 100 people joined the pro-research organization Pro-Test at a public meeting in the…

This week’s Ask a ScienceBlogger question is “What are some unsung successes that have occurred as a result of using science to guide policy?” I think there are several good answers to this question, including several successes in basic science (the NIH, basic science funding), health (vaccination, AIDS relief), space (NASA, the Hubble Telescope), and…

Pro-Test in Pictures and Sound

I’ve been following Oxford’s pro-research organization Pro-Test since its inception, and a few weeks ago I wrote a post describing its second large march through the streets of Oxford. Pro-Test has received quite a bit of well-deserved press in general, but I was recently directed to another very comprehensive account of the latest march. On…

Welcome to the new home of The Scientific Activist, a growing source of news and commentary on science, politics, science policy, and everything in between. The Scientific Activist was first launched on January 11th, 2006, at scientificactivist.blogspot.com/, and the goals were ambitious: by providing information and insights on recent scientific developments, political issues in science,…

I published the following post on my former blog on June 3rd, but I’m republishing it here because it serves as an great introduction to the inspirational scientific activism currently taking shape in Oxford. The only sounds were those of passing traffic and the whispers of interested observers as close to 1,000 people marched together…