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The Misunderstood Penis

Gordon Gallup sets the record straight on the semen displacement theory

May 30, 2009 — Jesse Bering

Plenty of Pheromones in the Sea

As we sat in my car outside a silent movie theater in Los Angeles, my friend anxiously opened a plastic bag containing a white T-shirt she’d slept in for the past three nights.

December 6, 2013 — Julia Calderone

Why We Wonder Why

Humans are curious creatures, and our curiosity drives a search for explanations. So while this search may fit squarely in the realm of science, it is hardly confined to the pursuits of scientists and intellectuals.

September 8, 2014 — Steve Ayan
The Dark Side of Power Posing: Cape or Kryptonite?

The Dark Side of Power Posing: Cape or Kryptonite?

In 1942, the mild mannered Clark Kent excused himself from his friend Lois Lane to take an important call. Clark slipped into a phone booth (remember those?), and moments later Superman emerged.

November 21, 2013 — Jay Van Bavel

Ancient Sculpture Garden Was Built by Neanderthals

In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered – but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 27, 2016 — Nature Video
Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Despite tremendous differences in human versus shrimp eye structure and brain circuitry, the striking similarity between the color sensitivities of primate brain color-selective neurons and shrimp photoreceptors provides evidence of a common computational strategy across extremely divergent species.

March 20, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik
A Genome is Not a Blueprint

A Genome is Not a Blueprint

Image: 1936 Joy Oil gas station blueprints (top); sequence from human chromosome 1 (bottom). Source: from A Monkey’s Blueprint by Martin Krzywinski on SA Visual When artist Martin Krzywinski was challenged to come up with a graphic that quickly and concisely shows how the human genome is more similar to chimpanzee and bonobo genomes than [...]

August 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
How Much Nature Do We Have to Use?

How Much Nature Do We Have to Use?

Its so easy to slip into debt, but so hard to dig oneself out. Just ask the typical wage earnereven business and national leaders. People who know better still wait for that next paycheck, assumed pay raise or small miracle to help them catch up.

December 12, 2013 — Mathis Wackernagel

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