| Apr 8, 2004

What's love gotta do with it?

by Rowan Hooper

This column is often concerned with the evolution of sexual behavior and sexual anatomy, but instead of attributing everything to sex, for once let’s accept a view like that of Bertrand Russell. “Love,” he said, “is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; ...

| Mar 25, 2004

Male-killers on the loose

by Rowan Hooper

Things are never what they seem. Men certainly aren’t, according to the American writer Marilyn French: “Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists, and that’s all they are.” French said ...

Shedding light on dark matter

| Jan 8, 2004

Shedding light on dark matter

by Rowan Hooper

These days, you never hear people complaining that science destroys the wonder of the world. They wouldn’t dare. For a beautiful example, look at what was discovered last year. A satellite — the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) — confirmed one of the strangest, ...