March 30, 2013 |
They closely monitored her hormone levels, watched her behavior to make sure the time was right and set up a quiet night with a mate. But it didn't do the trick. So on Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo performed an artificial insemination on giant panda Mei Xiang. There is only a short window of opportunity for a giant panda to breed, so scientists at the National Zoo have been trying to make the most of it. When putting Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian together overnight didn't result in breeding, the scientists decided to inseminate Mei Xiang with sperm collected from Tian Tian.
February 4, 2013 |
Craggy grizzled faces shot in black and white. Paul Harvey extolling the old-fashioned virtues of hard work and self-reliance that so exemplifies the way we see ourselves. What's not to like about the Dodge farmers commercial that aired during the Super Bowl? Well, plenty, actually. And many thanks to the brilliant Rachel Laudan for analyzing them so nicely. In her essay -- "God Made a Farmer. Oh Really? " -- Laudan argues that though that commercial made us all feel really good, it actually does farming a disservice by repeating images stuck in the past.
March 22, 2012
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case titled Astrue vs. Capato, but a better name for it might be "In re: Brave New World. " Karen Capato, who conceived twins through artificial insemination after their biological father died, asked the justices to overrule the Social Security Administration and hold that the children are entitled to survivor benefits. As JusticeSamuel A. Alito Jr.pointed out, the authors of the Social Security Act "never had any inkling about the situation that has arisen in this case.
January 30, 2007 |
More than four years after her 20-year-old soldier son was killed in the Gaza Strip, Rachel Cohen is hoping for a grandchild after winning a court case to have a woman inseminated with his sperm. The case, decided this month by a court near Tel Aviv, is the first in the world in which a court permitted a woman to be inseminated with sperm from a known, dead donor who was not her partner, said the lawyer who argued the case, Irit Rosenblum. Staff Sgt.
November 4, 2006 |
Australian scientists on Monday unveiled three baby koalas produced with new artificial insemination technology designed to ensure the species' survival. The breeding techniques involve mixing sperm with a solution that prolongs its shelf life. About 25 koalas have been produced by artificial insemination with a success rate approaching that of natural mating.
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June 15, 2006 |
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a lawsuit by a lesbian against two fertility doctors who refused to artificially inseminate her on religious grounds. Without comment, the court said it will hear the appeal by attorneys for Guadalupe T. Benitez, 34, of Oceanside in her lawsuit against Vista-based North Coast Women's Care Medical Group and Dr. Christine Brody and Dr. Douglas Fenton.