What is Freedom?

by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs edited by O Society April 19, 2019  Today I gave a talk to Alabama college students on the subject of “freedom.” They were a delightful group with excellent questions and I really enjoyed hanging out with them. Below is the prepared text of this speech: I am asked to talk … Continue reading What is Freedom?

Saving Snow Leopards in Russia

by O Society April 1, 2019 You will notice the O Society header image changed. Another place you can see this image is Naked Capitalism. I read their page daily. Suggest you do as well. Here's something from their page today (they are fellow snow leopard lovers as well as economics people): https://youtu.be/AuXVJi_2t5U In Sailugemsky … Continue reading Saving Snow Leopards in Russia

Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images by Terry Gross Fresh Air Mar 19, 2019 edited by O Society When Frans de Waal … Continue reading Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Photgraphs taken in Churchill, Manitoba, of a polar bear amongst the fireweed waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. In the words of the photographer, “The polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway, but this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost as though it didn’t understand … Continue reading Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Mysterious Type Of Orca, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

header image: A rare photo of "type D" orca off South Georgia island, located between South America and Antarctica, shows the whales' blunt heads and tiny white eye patches. Courtesy of J.P. Sylvestre Scientists say they've found a mysterious type oforca they've been searching for for years. It lives in parts of the ocean near Antarctica — … Continue reading Mysterious Type Of Orca, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”

Slowing climate change is crucial. Navigating its challenges is only possible if it is understood as but one facet of planetary overshoot by Julia Adeney Thomas Common Dreams Feb 28, 2019 Collaboration among scientists, policymakers, social scientists, humanists, and community leaders is key to contending with the Anthropocene. (Photo: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) “Anthropocene” is a … Continue reading Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”

How Did the Zebra Get Its Stripes?

Scientific testing zeroes in on the advantages of a zebra’s striped coat.  by Tim Caro,Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Ecology, University of California, Davis and Martin How, Biological Sciences, University of Bristol Conversation Feb 20, 2019 Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew what's the use of sporting … Continue reading How Did the Zebra Get Its Stripes?