A round-up of life advice from celebrities, including the power of eyebrows and monkeys. Helen Mirren on things she’d tell her hypothetical daughter: “[The] first words I would have taught her would have been “f*** off” because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, “No, f*** off, leave me alone, thank you very much.” Robert Downey Jr on the power of perception: “I’m thinking of buying a monkey.
LIKE CLOCKWORK Queens of the Stone Age (Rythmethod) Gorgeously perverse as ever, Josh Homme’s queens for this sixth regal release include the queenliest queen of them all, Elton John.
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber appears to have given up on his pet monkey which was seized by German customs officials in March, according to the shelter looking after “Mally”.
The Rolling Stones will play Britain’s Glastonbury music festival for the first time, organisers have announced, joining Arctic Monkeys and folk band Mumford & Sons as headliners at the three-day June event.
The region of Ethiopia called the Middle Awash, some 140 miles northeast of the capital of Addis Ababa, is a hot, harsh and inhospitable place–a rocky desert punctuated by tree-lined rivers, the occasional lake and patches of lava that are slowly being buried by sediments flushed out of the hills by the torrential rains that come along twice a year. But between 5 million and 6 million years ago, the landscape here was very different.
Cutting daily calorie intake by 30 percent may put the brakes on the aging process, have beneficial effects on the brain, and result in a longer life span, according to a new 20-year study of monkeys published in the journal Science.
It turns out that one of humanity’s oldest professions may be even older than we thought: In a recent study of macaque monkeys in Indonesia, researchers found that male primates “paid” for sexual access to females and that the going rate for such access dwindled as the number of available females went up. According to the paper, “Payment for Sex in a Macaque Mating Market,” published in the December issue of Animal Behavior, males in a group of about 50 long-tailed macaques in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, traded grooming services for sex with females; researchers, who studied the monkeys for some 20 months, found that males offered their payment up-front, as a kind of pre-sex ritual