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Sex Sizzles In The Summer

Meg Lowman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Science
Meg Lowman

I sometimes wish that I never trained to become a scientist, instead retaining my simple childhood notions that a field of wildflowers was a profoundly beautiful application of God's paintbrush. But, science teaches us an overwhelming respect for Mother Nature.

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

The Conversation US | Posted 02.04.2017 | Science
The Conversation US

Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.

Get the Fortune, Cookie Optional

Janet Blair Page | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Janet Blair Page

One of our most important life tasks is to know what we care about the most. And attaching our true responses -- not necessarily the ones we've learne...

LISTEN: Mice Can Sing. Bet You Never Knew That.

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.04.2015 | Science

Rodents are utterly repellent to many people, no doubt. But a growing body of evidence shows that mice and rats are a lot more like us than you ever i...

Breaking Up And Moving On Is As Natural To Us As Falling In Love

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.31.2015 | Science

We know that humans are wired to fall in love, but are we also built to break up? Love is what evolutionary psychologists call a human universal -...

Watch Octopuses Meet for Blind Date, Tricky Sex

Katherine Harmon Courage | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science
Katherine Harmon Courage

On February 14, Hazel and Franklin will meet for a blind date. There is a good chance things will get heavy; it will likely be the first -- and possibly the last -- chance either has for sex in their adult lives. There is also a small chance Franklin will get eaten.

Uniting With Love Not Enmity

Janet Blair Page | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Janet Blair Page

Isn't your marriage more important than the wedding? Now would be a fantastic time to keep a firm hold on perspective. Make sure that appreciation of the memory is mutual by reaching agreement about your marriage ceremony in general.

That Spiffy New iPhone May Mean He's Looking For A Fling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6. At least that's the word from researchers ...

Keeping the Peace

Janet Blair Page | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Make sure that when you communicate, you are not adding extra hurt or complications to the topic you are addressing. The point is to achieve better understanding and harmony after every conflict or conversation.

Don't Withdraw the Lure

Janet Blair Page | Posted 09.18.2014 | Style
Janet Blair Page

Here's the good news: You already know what your spouse likes. The simple truth is that what lured him or her into your marriage is your most effectiv...

REVEALED: How Animals Fool Their Lovers

LiveScience | Jillian Rose Lim | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

Chances are you've tried to hide a runny nose and cough when you're sick at the office or around family members, and a new study finds animals do some...

Little Frogs Get Big Boost From Mankind During Mating Season

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.05.2014 | Science

Little tree frogs in Taiwan may get a boost from mankind during the mating season, according to new research suggesting concrete storage drains augmen...

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

The Empowerment of Love

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

I think we can all agree on the power of love as a force in the world. The word I believe applies to finding love is empower, visualizing and taking full personal responsibility for having the love you want.

Find Love in 5 Steps

Janet Blair Page | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

These five steps are, I believe, absolutely necessary to finding your love this year.

Fossey-Fosse: Let's Get Animal

Erich Origen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy
Erich Origen

Fossey-Fosse's unique childhood, spent with both the gorillas of Rwanda and the dancers of Broadway, paved the way for his pioneering work in mating dance science. In his Dance Lab, he tests the effectiveness of specific dance moves from the animal kingdom on arousal levels in human females.

Happy National Orgasm Day

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.02.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

It seems more likely that genuine orgasm is either a happy cause or a thrilling consequence of relationship satisfaction. So far so good, but it also seems that a high rate of both true and faked orgasm makes for an especially high chance of infidelity.

Penis Size May Be Driven By Women (Oh, and It Matters)

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.09.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Critics of this type of study love to point out that women usually decide if they will have sex with a man well before ever sighting his genitals. And, if so, then how can penis size influence choice?

Gene Study Upends Popular Notions About Y Chromosome

Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/12/2012 02:24 PM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — The Y chromosome may have gotten a bad ...

Let's Be Honest, We're All Liars

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Paul Spector, M.D.

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullNature has no love of truth. It's about winning, which is to say living to reproduce. Because we are not biologically designed for integrity, we must actively attempt to prevent the social cultivation of dishonesty.

The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.

Sexy Spider Loses Penis To Gain Big Advantage

Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/12/2012 07:17 PM EDT on LiveScience After leaving its detachable penis to finish inse...

Sparrow Study Yields Surprise About Female Infidelity

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By Sarah Fecht  | June 6, 2012 | Infidelity is easy to explain in males. By sleeping around, a guy can potentially impregnate more females a...

Panda Sex Secrets Revealed By Not-For-The-Squeamish Research

| Ferris Jabr | Posted 04.05.2012 | Science

There is perhaps no mammal that is less often in the mood for sex than the female giant panda. Each spring, female pandas enter estrous (aka "heat") f...

What I Think About When I Think About Sex

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.03.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

It takes something as profound as love to trick us into putting aside our conflicting interests and mistrust long enough to mate, and sometimes even to raise a family together.