Pan s’accouplant avec une chèvre, statue de la Villa des Papyrus, Herculaneum, 1752.
Les animaux jouissent-ils ? Comment en être sûr ? Cela a-t-il de l’importance, et pour qui ?
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
Each discipline tells us only part of the story. And so the truest picture of prehistory comes from triangulating these independent lines of evidence.
World map of linguistic families / Wikimedia Commons
Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
Foot for thought.
A new study can't rule out the possibility that human ancestors lived on Crete at the same time as they evolved in Africa.
A man navigates a dry riverbed in Bamako, Mali. Climate change is contributing to community upheavals.
Generally conflicts are not caused by climate change. But it can lead to complex security risks.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.
Urban and social art at the first edition of ‘Neighbours’ festival in Katowice, in 2014.
Sebastian Pypłacz/Pobudka Koszutka
As Poland faces more and more social divisions, citizen movements develop through informal activities to reinforce a sense of community and belonging.
There is very little chance that you’ll get one of those in Sweden today.
The Swedish housing model, once an ideal, has become a nightmare for most Swedes. Many are left struggling to find a roof.
Some economic models tell us that segregation is inevitable. Is it really?
The X-chromosome at some point evolved to be different from all other chromosomes.
Unlike other chromosomes, the X chromosome is inactivated in nearly all cells in women – and genes on it are active in very few tissues.
The recall is a democratic tool for active citizen participation and intervention.
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The recall is an ancient electoral procedure that has gained support in recent decades as a means for voters to defend the democratic state against extremism and serious abuses of power.
It used to be outside actors like NGOs and governments that forced companies to be environmentally friendly. But some are building their brand on their CSR.
Middle age by Shutterstock
A new tool that combines mortality risk factors across a big sample of the UK population can work out how middle-aged people compare.
London: where umbrellas are for rainy days, not revolutions.
Hong Kong's investors have been snapping up London property for years – and now, they're turning their attention elsewhere.
Natural selection has shaped many different animal groups, from V-like formations of bird flocks to circular mills of schooling fish. These shapes are the result of millions of years of evolution. Animals…