"...it’s a world so full of carnal conflicts of interest
and deception that only now are biologists getting to grips with all of its ins and outs, including an understanding of why human sex may be about pleasure rather than pain."[via BBC] [more inside]
are an Australian collective of film makers. They’ve produced a couple of features including Animal Kingdom
, for which Jacki Weaver
has been nominated for this year's Best Supporting Actress Oscar. You can find a number of their shorts and other works on their Youtube Channel
. [more inside]
chimpanzees are commonly thought to be "an example of amicability, sensitivity and, well, humaneness
" in the animal kingdom. Ian Parker's Swingers
suggests a darker, more savage side to the species that belies popular perception.
450 Species of homosexual animals and counting ...
Fascinating Seed article concerning the existence of homosexual animals and Darwin's conception of heterosexuality.
The Shape of Life
is a new PBS series produced by the Sea Studios Foundation
. It tells the evolutionary tale of the rise of the animal kingdom and premieres tonight with Origins
, the attempt to identify the first animal that gave rise to all other animals. The website also helps answer the eternal question, can snails smell