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March 1, 2014
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What do women want? It depends on the time of the month

UCLA researchers publish landmark meta-analysis of sexual preferences at ovulation If she loves you and then she loves you not, don’t blame the petals of that daisy. Blame evolution. UCLA researchers analyzed dozens of published and unpublished studies on how … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
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Signalers vs. strong silent types: Sparrows exude personalities during fights

Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New findings from the University of Washington show that consistent individual differences exist not only for how aggressive individual song sparrows … Continue reading

July 31, 2013
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Evolution of monogamy in humans the result of infanticide risk

The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates.  The study by academics from UCL, University of Manchester, University of Oxford and University of Auckland, is the first to … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
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Older males make better fathers says new research on beetles

Researchers at the University of Exeter found that older male burying beetles make better fathers than their younger counterparts. The study found that mature males, who had little chance of reproducing again, invested more effort in both mating and in … Continue reading

February 13, 2013
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Bisphenol A Affects Sex-Specific Reproductive Behaviors in a Monogamous Animal Species, Says MU Researcher

Animal Findings Suggest That Gender May Also Influence Chemical Exposure Risks for Humans COLUMBIA, Mo. — Parents, teachers and psychologists know boys and girls behave differently. However, that difference isn’t taken into account by most methods used to assess the … Continue reading

January 21, 2013
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Lack of Protein Sp2 Disrupts Neuron Creation in Brain

A protein known as Sp2 is key to the proper creation of neurons from stem cells, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. Understanding how this protein works could enable scientists to “program” stem cells for regeneration, which has … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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Previous Studies on Toxic Effects of BPA Couldn’t be Reproduced, says MU Research Team

The MU study is not claiming that BPA is safe, but that the previous series of studies are not reproducible. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Following a three-year study using more than 2,800 mice, a University of Missouri researcher was not able … Continue reading

December 7, 2012
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Monkey Business: What Howler Monkeys Can Tell Us about the Role of Interbreeding in Human Evolution

ANN ARBOR — Did different species of early humans interbreed and produce offspring of mixed ancestry? Recent genetic studies suggest that Neanderthals may have bred with anatomically modern humans tens of thousands of years ago in the Middle East, contributing … Continue reading