Definitely another slow news day

Monkey shortage slows research

It seems that scientific research is suffering due to the limited number of rhesus macaque monkeys.

THE 15-POUND monkeys have long been laboratory favorites because of their physiological similarity to humans. But increased demand caused by public health crises from AIDS to the threat of bioterrorism have led to shortage that’s slowed research and has scientists paying up to $10,000 per animal.

And this is going to suffer, too, I’m sure.

But then again, maybe it’s because the monkeys are seeing more of a future in the computer field. But their marketing department is making headway.