Male fish can thank genes for colourful looks

Striking traits seen only in males of some species – such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings – are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests.

Genes don't always dictate that 'boys will be boys'

As an evolutionary biologist focusing on animal behaviour, I'm sometimes asked what relevance our research has for human behaviour. Years ago, I would duck the question because it was such a passionately polarising, political ...

Opinion: What rape culture says about masculinity

The phrase "rape culture" elicits strong responses. Prominent among them are confusion, scoffs, anger and even anonymous vitriol from internet "haters." When I posted on Facebook that I was seeking pro-feminist men to participate ...

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