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For Peter Singer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Volkswagen's monkeys

/ Feb 15, 2018

Volkswagen's monkeys

Could the vehemence of the response to revelations of the carmaker's experiments on the effects of diesel exhaust indicate a tectonic shift in ethical attitudes toward animals?

Hurricanes' unnatural toll

/ Oct 20, 2017

Hurricanes' unnatural toll

The world spends far more on post-disaster aid and reconstruction than it does on mitigation even though the latter would save many lives and is far more cost-effective.

Do you want to be a cyborg?

/ May 19, 2017

Do you want to be a cyborg?

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is convinced that enhancing human intelligence and memory is our species' only alternative to elimination by our own super-intelligent inventions.