Friday, January 18, 2019


It should soon be easier to tell a chemical’s toxicity without killing animals

THE number of chemicals that might come into contact with a human being is staggering. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) recognises over 130,000 molecules. Its American counterpart recognises 85,000. Testing all of these for toxicity is well-nigh impossible. Animal testing, in particular, is controversial, slow, costly and often cruel. Nor is it reliable. Its results […]


Hailey Baldwin calls fiance Justin Bieber her ‘absolute best friend’

Hailey Baldwin said Justin Bieber is her “absolute best friend.”  (Getty Images) Hailey Baldwin is gushing about her soon-to-be husband. The model posted a sweet picture of herself with Justin Bieber on Sunday, calling the singer her “absolute best friend.” Baldwin is also pictured with her massive engagement ring. Baldwin, 21, didn’t say where the […]

Lana Del Rey defends decision to perform in Israel, says music should ‘bring us together’

Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey performs during a stop of her LA to the Moon Tour in support of the album “Lust for Life” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Lana Del Rey has defended her decision to perform at Israel’s Meteor Festival on Friday, Sept. 7. On […]