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Sex Ratio

Boy Or Girl? Mammals Study Suggests A Mother's Body May Choose

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

Mammals can skew the male-female ratio of their offspring in order to maximize their reproductive success, new research finds. The study, published ...

What Mosquitofish Mothers Can Tell Us About the Boys Born After a War

Rob Brooks | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

A paper published in Nature Communications by ANU researchers this week shows that, in one species at least, parents can anticipate a future shortfall of one sex and respond accordingly.

Little China Girls: How History's Worst Famine Shifted the Sex Ratio

Rob Brooks | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

People often ask me whether natural selection continues to operate on modern humans in industrialized societies. My answer is always an unambiguous "Yes!"

Men Like To Impress Women With Money, Says Study/Many Pop Songs

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

In the tradition of "No Scrubs," "Single Ladies" and "Gold Digger," researchers have found scientific "proof" that when men compete for women, money and status are key.

Why Men Go Broke Spending On Women

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.13.2012 | Science

The Ferraris and the diamond necklaces, the gold Rolexes and those lavish date-nights out on the town--wooing a woman can cost a pretty penny. To impr...