Animals

Strangely Beautiful Photos of Tiny Bugs
July 23, 2014

Using science to photograph the tiniest beetles.

Americans Think Africa Is One Big Wild Animal Reserve
Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent
July 08, 2014

Delta and 'The Lion King' are part of our long history of stereotyping the continent.

The History of Pain Is Racist, Sexist, and Classist
June 20, 2014

Speculation about the degree to which human beings and animals experienced pain has a long history.

Horse Racing Can't Be Saved, Even If California Chrome Wins the Triple Crown
June 03, 2014

Performance-enhacing drugs and mistreatment of animals have accelerated the sport's decline.

The Only Thing Worse Than the Super Bowl Is the Puppy Bowl
Against the tyranny of cuteness
January 29, 2014

Against the tyranny of cuteness in America.

The Next Penicillin May Come From Sloths
Scientists marvel at what grows on sloth hair
January 27, 2014

Scientists marvel at what grows on a sloth's outer coat.

Scientists Have Discovered 11,000-Year-Old Sexually Transmitted Dog Cancer
January 24, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Veterinary biologists have discovered that a sexually-transmitted cancer found in dogs around the world first originated 11,000 years ago, making it potentially the oldest living mammalian creature.

Hollywood's Animal-Cruelty Problem Must Look Familiar to the NFL and U.S. Military
November 25, 2013

Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime.

The Seven Cruelest—and Legal—Abuses of Animals in the U.S.
July 30, 2013

In a Sunday New York Times column provoked by two new documentaries—”The Act of Killing,” about the anti-communist massacres in Indonesia in 1965-6, and “Blackfish,” about a SeaWorld orca implicated in the deaths of three people—Nicholas Kristof aske

I Hate Dogs for What Their Popularity Says About Us
May 10, 2013

Yesterday, Slate tech columnist Farhad Manjoo slipped outside of his beat, which he does infrequently, to rail against dogs. Clearly, the man had had enough.

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