Study: Men May Stick Around for More Than 5M Years

Feb 23, 2012
What a relief to know that men might not be an endangered species with a potential expiration date in only 5 million years, according to a new study published, appropriately (if heavy-handedly), in a journal called Nature. The issue boils down to a predicted, but now contested, process of genetic decay targeting the man-specific Y chromosome.
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Animal Harm

Jul 12, 2011
We have witnessed, in this film, a prolonged study in animal abuse I think Terrace is the worst kind of sadist—the unknowing kind—and I think this very good film provides a record of “science” at its most useless .

Murdoch Apologizes for Chimp Cartoon

Feb 25, 2009
Well, it's officially impossible to go any further up the News Corp. chain of command than this: Mega-media mogul Rupert Murdoch has now apologized for last week's Chimpgate cartoon caper carried out by one of his media properties, the New York Post.

Spike Lee Throws Down in N.Y. Post Cartoon Controversy

Feb 21, 2009
If the higher-ups at the New York Post thought that running a simple apology for printing the now-notorious chimpanzee cartoon this week would constitute enough damage control to do the trick, here comes filmmaker Spike Lee -- along with the Post's arch-rival publication, the New York Daily News -- to disabuse them of this notion.

Protesters Call for Boycott of N.Y. Post

Feb 20, 2009
The New York Post may yet discover that not all publicity is good publicity, particularly when it comes to the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper's decision to run a cartoon on Wednesday linking Washington politicians (perhaps one in particular) to a marauding chimpanzee. The cartoon sparked an uproar that on Thursday found hundreds of protesters demanding a boycott of the Post by readers and advertisers.

A Brief History of Human Sex

Jul 28, 2006
To get an idea of how we humans might act if unfettered by cultural restraints, we could look at bonobo chimpanzees, which engage in frequent sexual acts "a fairly quick, perfunctory and relaxed activity that functions as a social cement," according to an expert .