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Vegan dogs, therapies against itching and biofuel made from cheese residues: The reading recommendations of the week from the science department of SPIEGEL.

it may not be contemporary or ecologically correct, but bratwurst, meatballs and beef steaks are among my favorite dishes.

A vegan lifestyle is out of the question for me, not even now, after I learned that recently even dogs are able to do without meat and other animal products.

I owe this insight to Philip Bethge, who reports in a great report that more and more masters and women refuse their dogs and cats what they allegedly like to eat best: meat.

He talks about golden retrievers who crunch dry food from sweet potatoes, and about a trader who is making growing sales of carrot and beetroot snacks that are smoked over beech wood.

My colleague reveals whether this is healthy and calculates what contribution vegan pet food can make in the fight against climate change.

In addition, the reader learns how much faeces and urine an average dog excretes in its life.

Just so much: The impression that walkers in Berlin and other dog strongholds can get is not deceptive.

It's an incredible amount.

Yours Guido Kleinhubbert

I also recommend you:

A look into the horror cabinet:

skulls cut through, an eyeball in alcohol, malformed newborns: the University of Halle has one of the most astonishing anatomical collections in the world.

The founder's son is also on display - since 1803.

New therapies against itching:

A German institute is leading the way in deciphering itching.

There the dermatologist Sonja Ständer works on effective alternatives to well-known skin creams.

History of German criminals:

He presented himself as a crooks gentleman, but did not shy away from murder.

The "Schinderhannes" was feared and revered by the common people, other gang leaders thought he was a joke.


Alternative fuels:

Prince Charles had his old Aston Martin converted to run on biofuel made from wine and whey.

Could other classic cars also drive into a climate-friendly future in this way?

Danger from space:

an asteroid is hurtling towards earth.

Could he be turned off course by nuclear technology?

Scientists have now simulated what is an obvious solution in Hollywood.

Drug policy:

cannabis damages the brain - especially in adolescents.

The Ulm psychiatrist Maximilian Gahr therefore warns against unrestricted legalization of the drug.


Picture of the week

They are containers full of rarities

that hang from the ceiling at an exhibition in Kunming: germinated seeds, mostly rare plants.

With the installation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences wants to draw attention to the fact that thousands of species are threatened with extinction.

The background to this is a UN conference on biological diversity that is taking place in the Chinese metropolis.

200 states signed the "Kunming Declaration" and committed themselves to tightening species protection laws.

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Source: spiegel

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