10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Love and Sex

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Regardless of your stance on Valentine's Day, there's no way to avoid being bombarded with romantic imagery. So you might as well take this as an opportunity to learn something new. With that in mind, here are ten things you probably didn't know about sex, love and lust. » 2/12/14 2:15pm 2/12/14 2:15pm

Watch this polar bear cub take his first bath

This little cub has dealt with more than his share of struggle in his brief life. One of three male cubs born at the Toronto Zoo last November, he was the only one to survive more than 48 hours. When his mother had trouble nursing him, staff at the zoo's Wildlife Health Centre decided to intervene in the cub's… » 1/26/14 5:59pm 1/26/14 5:59pm

Evolution is steered by aggressive competition between females

One of the classic images from evolutionary theory is of two males smashing each other up to compete for the chance to fertilize a female. Scientists have spent over a century studying this kind of male competition, but new discoveries reveal that competition between females is just as important. » 11/11/13 4:42pm 11/11/13 4:42pm

New research suggests women can make sperm, and men can make eggs

What started as an investigation into developmental mouse biology has become a lot more than that. Biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi discovered a way to turn mouse skin cells into sperm and egg cells — and actually used these modified cells to create a living baby mouse. The question is, can it work in humans? » 8/21/13 9:59pm 8/21/13 9:59pm

Dolphins can remember their friends better than most humans

In case you still doubted that dolphins have an awareness rivaling our own, new research shows that these cetaceans can remember the whistles of their old tank-mates after being separated for more than 20 years! No species other than humans has demonstrated such a long-term social memory. » 8/07/13 10:00pm 8/07/13 10:00pm

Did men create menopause by chasing after younger women?

From an evolutionary perspective, human menopause doesn’t make a lot of sense. Searching for an explantion for this somewhat uniquely human process, a group of Canadian researchers used computer models to show that menopause is an unintended outcome of natural selection — and men's sexual preferences might be to blame. » 6/13/13 10:30pm 6/13/13 10:30pm

Seeing Double: Ethereal Photos of Identical Twins Are Freaky/Magical

Photographer, artist, and twin, Julie de Waroquier, created a series of surreal photographs of identcial twins — a project that won first prize in the Emergent Artists Award 2012 and of which she wrote, "[t]wins have always fascinated me, and not only because I have a twin brother. They are almost magic, and yet they… » 1/15/13 11:30pm 1/15/13 11:30pm

Wild Sex Is the Sexiest Animal Sex Web Series Around

Wild Sex, the new web series created by blogger and animal sexpert Dr. Carin Bondar, seems like a pretty good combination of everyone's two favorite topics — animals and strange sex stuff — at least according to Scientific American's Christie Wilcox, who gushes, "When it comes to salacity, this series has it all." "All,"… » 11/22/12 5:00pm 11/22/12 5:00pm

Women, Ovulating or Not, Are More Sexually Attracted to Sexually…

While it's messy and a general pain, being on your menstrual cycle can be such a handy excuse. Remember when it would get you out of gym class? All you had to do was tell your P.E. teacher that you were on the rag and BOOM you were on the bench instead of playing ultimate frisbee with your fellow classmates. And now,… » 10/25/12 12:20pm 10/25/12 12:20pm

Duke Scientists Reinvent Lady Gaga as a Fern, Give Her Her Own Plant…

While winning a Grammy carries less and less clout by the year, there are still some honors a musician can achieve that actually mean something — the honors just happen to have nothing to do with music and everything to do with plant life. Scientists at Duke University have recently named 19 species of fern for Mama… » 10/23/12 12:00pm 10/23/12 12:00pm