Space porn: These images are (quite literally) out of this world
MILAN (AP) — The head of pharmacology at Milan’s state university says a weekend break-in by animal rights activists who freed about 100 laboratory animals has cost years of research and hundreds of thousands of euros (dollars) in damage.
Prof. Francesco Scaglione said Tuesday the activists also mixed up cages, making it impossible to continue some experiments. Scaglione said most of the research is seeking treatments for brain diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Five animal rights activists who occupied the lab Saturday released about 100 of the 800 animals, mostly mice, while animal activists and lab supporters both demonstrated outside. Scaglione said his department plans to press charges for theft and trespassing, and to recover financial damages.
The activists said in a website post that their goal was to free the animals.
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins
On December 28, 2013, Expedition 38 crew member Mike Hopkins participating in the second of two space walks to replace a degraded pump module on the International Space Station. (NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is reflected in his helmet!)
The Soyuz TMA-10M
The Soyuz TMA-10M headed towards the International Space Station with crew members from Expedition 37 onboard.
40 years ago the Apollo 8 mission flew up to the moon, orbited it ten times and then returned to Earth. This picture was taken from that flight and shows the Earth as it seemingly rises in similar fashion to a sunrise.
Sunrise from Expedition 36
NASA Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of Expedition 36 took this photo of the sun rising -- a sight they saw nearly 16 times per day due to the speed of the International Space Station's orbit around the earth.
A pair of NanoRacks CubeSats -- nanosattelite spacecrafts carrying experiments -- were launched by Expedition 38.