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Ladybusiness Anthropologist Throws Up Hands, Concedes Men Are the Reason for Everything Interesting in Human Evolution

Hugh Hefner and some of his earlier feminine companions. Being a proper male, he has of course traded them in for younger ones.

Like most modern anthropologists, I have challenged the idea that human evolution is entirely motivated by men’s desires, interests, behaviors and strategies. But feelings of doubt have nagged at me for years – impostor syndrome, internalized sexism, and just a general feeling of inferiority and small-brainedness. Then, PLoS Computational Biology published a piece by Morton [...]

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Llama Llama Get With Mama: The Magical Semen Ingredient that Makes the Ladies Swoon (Then Ovulate)

Image of a white llama

A paper that came out on August 20th in PNAS suggests a factor in semen that could induce ovulation. The idea that this could happen isn’t new, but identification of the factor that might do it certainly is. Ratto et al (2012) contend that they have found The Magical Semen Ingredient That Makes the Ladies [...]

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Here is Some Legitimate Science on Pregnancy and Rape

Trigger warning: discussion of violence against women and graphic mention of miscarriage.

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Impostors, the Culture of Science, and Fulfilling Our Potential

An image of the kiddo, my daughter, looking especially feisty and amazing.

Not an impostor I think I started blogging because of impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome, for those unfamiliar with the term, is when an individual feels she doesn’t belong or deserve her accomplishments. This can come from external or internal factors, and really, the internal factors are by definition largely derived from the external ones. A [...]

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Trade Time and Energy So You Can Live Slow, Reproduce Fast

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Who makes your food? Do you live alone and do everything yourself, or are you part of a partnership, roommate situation, or extended family where food is shared? Most likely, the more complicated your living situation, the more complicated the food allocation. Perhaps one person buys the food and another cooks it, or everyone shares [...]

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Building Babies: Interview with Julienne Rutherford

Julienne Rutherford hard at work, doing awesome science.

As I mentioned Wednesday, Building Babies, the volume edited by me, Katie Hinde and Julienne Rutherford will be out in only a few months in one of the fastest turnarounds I know of for a book of this nature. It also happens to be awesome. I shared an interview with Lady Editor Katie on Wednesday, [...]

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Rachel Maddow Man Cave’s Not-Too-Upsetting Guide to Down-There Parts

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy You’re welcome. Hat tip @kzelnio.

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Parenting is not just for the ladies: on testosterone, fatherhood, and why lower hormones are good for you

My daughter

This morning was a bit rough. “Where’s Daddy?” asked my daughter as she climbed into bed before dawn to snuggle. “It was Daddy’s turn to go to work early,” I explained. It used to be that I was the parent she turned to for everything. But the last few weeks, with preschool and a new [...]

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