Animal behaviour

A dog’s life is infinitely superior to our own — so let’s embrace it

5 October 2019 9:00 am

The Dominican friar Henry Suso was once carving Jesus’s name in his chest with a knife when he noticed a…

Does a stick insect count as a pet?

8 June 2019 9:00 am

What is it that distinguishes humans from other animals? The default answer nowadays is tediously misanthropic, but a more interesting…

Is the threat of capital punishment really the foundation of good behaviour?

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Richard Wrangham embraces controversy, and appears to enjoy munching apples from carts he upsets himself. While his new book seems…

Terror Management Studies is a brand new area of research — and it’s not about IS or Boko Haram

23 May 2015 9:00 am

This is not a book to be read in solitude. Not for the obvious reason that it’s frightening, but because…