What you see in this painting says more about you than the kangaroo | Stephen Moss

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Whatever the animal was demonstrating empathy, sexual exploitation or something else one certainty is the human impulse to anthropomorphise It was a photograph that touched the world. An intimate portrait of a succumbing mom kangaroo being gently cradled by her mate, while with her last breath she reached out to caress her innocent baby. Yet, […]


Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists assert that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]


Mystery of the female orgasm may be solved

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Scientists believe they can explain the evolutionary reason for womens sexual response Female orgasm has amazed scientists, fuelled an equality movementand propelled Meg Ryan to fame. Now researchers say they might have found its evolutionary roots. The purpose of the euphoric sensation have all along puzzled scientists as it is not necessary for conception, and […]


No more monkey business: why primates should never be pets

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About 4,500 primates are in private hands in the UK many of them suffering poor conditions. Is it time for a forbidding? Primate owner Laura was scanning the internet adverts for monkeys she could try to rescue when she spotted one from a man in the Cotswolds who was clearly detecting caring for two common […]