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

You Can Thank ‘Paleo Nostalgia’ for the Paleo Diet’s Popularity

The epiphanic moment in Midnight in Paris doesn't have anything to do with artists, cultural decadence, or even trans-epoch romance — it's all about a mundane dream visit to the dentist in which Hemingway sycophant Gil Pender realizes that, holy shit, the local anesthetics in the early 20th century sucked so much that… » 4/07/13 3:30pm 4/07/13 3:30pm

The Deeper His Voice, The Crappier His Sperm

You know how a deep voice in a man is a surefire sign of his ability to impregnate you with lots of his genetically-fit babies, which is exactly what you, as a woman, are hardwired to want? Yeah, no. Turns out, dudes with deep voices actually have substandard sperm. » 1/06/12 12:10pm 1/06/12 12:10pm

Are Men "Hunters" Because They Are Just So Much More Intelligent And…

This prominent zoologist thinks that all that hunting made men evolved into beings that are evolutionarily more creative and inventive than women and he wrote a book about it which will make you think, in no particular order, of the movie Knocked Up, your poker-addicted ex boyfriend, that study about how women get… » 12/17/07 5:00pm 12/17/07 5:00pm