Mutant flies give mixed-up mating messages
Ruifen Weng did not originally set out to study fly sexual behavior. As a researcher in Stephen Cohen's laboratory at the A*STAR Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore, she was attempting to clarify ...
Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating
Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark.
Study challenges popular perception of new 'hookup culture' on college campuses
A University of Portland study challenges the popular perception that there is a "new and pervasive hookup culture" among contemporary college students.
Sexual selection in the sea
Biologists have uncovered new insights into how the male sexual behaviour of the peculiar southern bottletail squid is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring.
Young people are overwhelmingly the victims of sexual assaults
Sexual assault has almost as much to do with age as it does with gender, according to Penn State criminologists.
The pirate ant: A new species from the Philippines with a bizarre pigmentation pattern
Scientists discovered a new enigmatic species of ant coming from the Philippines. Cardiocondyla pirata or the pirate ant engages the imagination with a bizarre pigmentation pattern that has no equivalent worldw ...
How common is 'The John Next Door'?
While the media is replete with examples of "normal" men who seek out prostitutes regularly, how common are prostitute-seeking men and how much do they differ from men in the normal population? According to a new comparison ...
Secret rendezvous: Geladas conceal monkeying around from leader males
Humans who cheat on a loved one aren't the only ones to change their behavior to avoid discovery.
More sex for married couples with traditional divisions of housework
Married men and women who divide household chores in traditional ways report having more sex than couples who share so-called men's and women's work, according to a new study co-authored by sociologists at the University ...
Promiscuous baboons benefit from father's care
Young baboons that spend time with their fathers get better meals and reach sexual maturity sooner, scientists say.
Researchers find gender bias in sexual cannibalism papers
Diatom sex pheromone isolated and characterized
(Phys.org)—Diatoms (unicellular photosynthetic organisms) reproduce through asexual cell division alternating with short periods of sexual reproduction. A German and Belgian team has now determined that ...
Monkeys put off sex by bystanders
Monkeys shy away from bystanders during copulation, irrespective of the bystanders' gender or rank. The new study, by Anne Overduin-de Vries and her team from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands, also ...
NYC cannibal case tests lines of fantasy, threat
(AP)—In Internet chats as breezy as they were bizarre, a New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap and eat as many as 100 women was once cautioned not to be wasteful when cooking a victim ...