"The Xenopus Pregnancy Test: A Performative Experiment"

In this special issue on Multispecies Studies, Eben Kirksey, Dehlia Hannah, Charlie Lotterman, and Lisa Jean Moore conduct a performative experiment which blurs the boundaries between performance art, science, and ethnography. They conduct an outmoded pregnancy test with live Xenopus frogs to probe the contours of the gap between the biochemistry of being pregnant and the experience of recognizing oneself as pregnant.

Invasion of the Cane Toad in Australia

As cane-growers in Gordonvale grew concerned about crop damage caused by French cane beetles, Australia’s Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations decided to introduce the cane toad to Australia, where it soon became a plague.