Same-sex sexual behaviour in mammals evolved to keep the peace
Although these new findings can’t tell us much about human sexuality, they could help to solve an evolutionary paradox
by Shayla Love
If animals are persons, should they bear criminal responsibility?
Were medieval trials of animal criminals not a sign of backwardness, but in fact strangely progressive?
by Ed Simon
A vegetarian with a beef farm faces a life-altering moral impasse
Directed by Alex Lockwood
Human exceptionalism imposes horrible costs on other animals
We owe it to other animals and to ourselves to resist human exceptionalism. Accepting their inner lives is the first step
by Barbara J King
A basic sense of numbers is shared by countless creatures
Birds, bees, cats and other animals have an ability to use numbers. How can this help us understand people with dyscalculia?
by Brian Butterworth
Two newlyweds carve out a life on a small rock island, among the seabirds
Directed by George Pretty
Time to move beyond the anecdotes around animal-assisted therapies
There’s so much excitement about using animals to help children with mental health problems, but what does the science say?
by Mirena Dimolareva
Sex lives of the pygmy seahorses – a hidden, miniature marvel
Randy females, pregnant males and breeding quartets: the secret sex lives of the pygmy seahorses of Sulawesi in Indonesia
by Richard Smith
Wonder and the sublime
The search for life beyond Earth is peculiar, from a parrot’s perspective
Directed by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla