| Jul 11, 2007

Satellite of love

by Rowan Hooper

Empress Michiko has a habit of gazing at the moon on New Year’s Day. How do I know? Well, here’s the poem the Empress wrote for this year’s New Year poetry reading: Each year / I look up to verify / The moon’s position/ ...

| May 30, 2007

Sex, morals and DNA

by Rowan Hooper

It wouldn’t be surprising to see a message along the following lines on an Internet dating site: “SJF, 26, wants to meet kind, generous, romantic, honest man.” This is how Geoffrey Miller, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, would ...