In April, I made new estimates of the death toll in America’s post-2001 wars in a three-part Consortium News report. I estimated that these wars hav
Source: Why Yemeni War Deaths are Five Times Higher Than You’ve Been Led to Believe
While some animal rights advocates argue Proposition 12 won’t prevent routine cruelty, its passage “clearly shows pro-animal-rights voter sentiment.”
Source: In ‘Loud and Clear’ Rebuke of Factory Farming, California Passes World’s ‘Strongest Animal Welfare Law’
We still live in the long shadow of Man-the-Hunter: a midcentury theory of human origins soaked in strife and violence
Source: We still live in the long shadow cast by the idea of Man-the-Hunter | Aeon Essays
On Tuesday night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cemented a victory all but assured to her, officially becoming the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th Congressional District. At her watch party in a Queens nightclub, the crowd responded to the news with excited, if somewhat obligatory cheers.
Source: ‘There Is No Battle Too Big For Us To Pick’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes History | Portside
A thick-bodied animal in red ocher:Researchers have found older man-made images, but these were abstract patterns, such as crisscrossing lines. The switch to figurative art represented an important shift in how people thought about the world around them — and possibly themselves. Carl Zimmer, “In
Source: World’s oldest known painting, 40,000 years old, found in Borneo jungle | Uncommon Descent
A new review explores the complexity of evolution’s predictability in extraordinary detail. In it, researchers closely examine evidence from a number of empirical studies of evolutionary repeatability and contingency in an effort to fully interrogate ideas about contingency’s role in evolution.
Source: Replaying the tape of life: Is it possible? Evolutionary biologists explore the role of history in evolution — ScienceDaily