Pesticide study shows that sexual conflict can maintain genetic variation
New research from the University of Exeter has shown that the sexually antagonistic gene for resistance to the pesticide DDT, which increases fitness in female flies but simultaneously decreases fitness in ...
Sexual harassment at work not just men against women
More than one in ten complaints of sexual harassment at work are reported by men, a QUT study has found.
International consortium to study plant fertility evolution
Mark Johnson, associate professor of biology, has joined a consortium of seven other researchers in four European countries to develop the fullest understanding yet of how fertilization evolved in flowering plants. The research, ...
Starfish that clone themselves live longer
Starfish that reproduce through cloning avoid ageing to a greater extent than those that propagate through sexual reproduction. This is shown by a new research study in which researchers from the University ...
Justice system chips away at women's rights
Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a new paper argues.
Rape stats poorly reflect reality
Statistics on violence – particularly towards women and children – are highly politicised in South Africa. Typically, they serve one of two purposes: either they provide government with evidence of a ...
Creative work may help unburden secret keepers
Secrets. Most of us have some, and new research led by ILR School professor Jack Goncalo might help us live with them more easily.