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Symbolic use of marine shells and mineral pigments by Iberian Neandertals 115,000 years ago
Science Magazine Cueva de los Aviones (southeast Spain) is a site of the Neandertal-associated Middle Paleolithic of Europe. It has yielded ochred... 45 minutes
U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art
Science Magazine The extent and nature of symbolic behavior among Neandertals are obscure. Although evidence for Neandertal body ornamentation has been proposed, all cave painting has... 1 hour
Medical News Today: What is a douche?
MNT A look at douches, devices used to wash the inside of the body – primarily the vagina. Included is detail on whether it is necessary and alternatives. 3 hours
Damage encourages maple species to become female, study finds
PHYS.ORG A few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of... 4 hours
Distinguishing males from females among king penguins
SCIENCE DAILY It is difficult to distinguish males from females among King Penguins, but a new study reveals that King Penguins can be sexed with an accuracy of 100% based on the sex-specific syllable pattern of... 6 hours
Researchers Find Previously Unknown Structure in Human Spermatozoon Tails
SCI-NEWS.COM By using cryo-electron tomography, an international team of scientists has identified a completely new nanostructure — named the... 9 hours
The mystery behind the proboscis monkey's big nose
PHYS.ORG Exaggerated male traits, such as a large nose, can be great for attracting females, finds a study of proboscis monkeys in Malaysia. 11 hours
Distinguishing males from females among king penguins
PHYS.ORG It is difficult to distinguish males from females among King Penguins, but a new Ibis study reveals that King Penguins can be sexed with an accuracy of 100% based on the sex-specific syllable pattern... 12 hours
New study identifies novel molecular biomarkers of preeclampsia
NEWS MEDICAL Preeclampsia, a sudden pregnancy complication that can interfere with the blood flow to the placenta and possibly to the fetus, can lead to low birth weight, prematurity and even death. 14 hours
Zika virus could be alternative for treatment of aggressive brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Zika virus, feared for causing microcephaly in babies whose mothers were infected during pregnancy by attacking the cells that will give rise to the fetus's cerebral... 17 hours
Scientists pinpoint fertility hormone that could support early pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL The hormone helps prime cells for implantation, a vital stage in early pregnancy when a fertilized egg attaches to the womb lining, the study suggests. 17 hours
Fertility study finds hormone that could support early pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, research shows. 19 hours
The conflict between males and females could replace the evolution of new species
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species... 23 hours
Movement behavior of an anole species surprisingly dynamic
SCIENCE DAILY Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality. Decades of behavioral research on... 23 hours
Mysterious Spiral Found in the Tail of Human Sperm
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have spent decades studying the extraordinary abilities and anatomy of human sperm, so an international team of researchers was surprised to discover a mysterious, spiral-shaped nanostructure in the tails... 23 hours
Medicine alone does not completely suppress testosterone levels among transgender women, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that the majority of transgender women who follow the usual approach prescribed in the United States are unable... 1 day
Nasalization by Nasalis larvatus: Larger noses audiovisually advertise conspecifics in proboscis monkeys
Science Magazine Male proboscis monkeys have uniquely enlarged noses that are prominent adornments, which may have evolved through their sexually competitive harem group social system. Nevertheless,... 1 day
Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen years
SCIENCE DAILY A child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to... 1 day
Team finds the movement behavior of an anole species to be more dynamic than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Anolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love—or in scientific speak, sexual... 1 day
Researchers identify new nanostructure inside sperm tails
NEWS MEDICAL Human sperms are incredibly important for our reproduction. It would therefore be easy to assume that we have detailed knowledge of their appearance. However, an international team of researchers has now identified a completely... 1 day
The conflict between males and females could replace the evolution of new species
PHYS.ORG New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species... 1 day
Bad bedside manna: Bank loans signed in the hospital leave patients vulnerable
NEWS MEDICAL Laura Cameron, then three months pregnant, tripped and fell in a parking lot and landed in the emergency room last May — her blood... 1 day
Study shows that father's age can affect offspring lifespan
PHYS.ORG How does the father's age at conception affect his children? Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) and fellow scientists have studied this question in mice. Their findings,... 1 day
Being female is not a protective factor against heart disease in type 1 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Constrictions of the coronary blood vessels is a possible consequence of type 1 diabetes, and one that can eventually lead... 1 day
Researchers to study whether menstrual cups can help prevent vaginal infections
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will conduct a study to determine how the use of menstrual cups helps prevent vaginal infections and sexually... 2 days
Sleep disruptions in menopause correlated with hot flashes and depression
NEWS MEDICAL Sleep disruptions are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found that sleep problems vary across the stages of... 2 days
Study reveals biological relevance of sex in effects of D-galactose induced aging
NEWS MEDICAL A research study by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in collaboration with the University of La Laguna demonstrates in mice the biological relevance of... 2 days
Beluga whales dive deeper, longer to find food in Arctic
PHYS.ORG Reductions in sea ice in the Arctic have a clear impact on animals such as polar bears that rely on frozen surfaces for feeding, mating and migrating. But... 2 days
Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body
SCIENCE DAILY A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal intercourse than vaginal, but no one knows quite why. A new study shows that infection sites... 2 days
Medical News Today: Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
MNT The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows. 2 days
Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain
MNT The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows. 2 days
Older males could live longer with light intensity exercise, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL A new study suggests that any level of exercise, including low intensity exercise, may extend life expectancy in older males. 2 days
Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy could protect against childhood obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, but what if that consideration needed to happen before the baby was even born? 3 days
Father's stress affects the brain development of offspring, mice study shows
NEWS MEDICAL New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then... 3 days
Mouse model of intellectual disability isolates learning gene
SCIENCE DAILY Adult male mice lacking a gene linked to intellectual disability have trouble completing and remembering mazes, with no changes in social or repetitive behavior, according to new research. This animal model provides... 3 days
Medical News Today: Why does the penis change color?
MNT A look at purple penis, a color change that most often occurs during arousal. Learn more about the other potential causes and what to do here. 3 days
Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict
SCIENCE DAILY Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis describes how these copies have evolved separate male- and female-specific... 3 days
Medical News Today: Can a vagina be too tight?
MNT Sometimes women feel vaginal tightness, but can a vagina be too tight? Included is detail on how the vagina changes during the course of a woman’s life. 3 days
D-galactose affects ageing male and female brains differently
SCIENCE DAILY A research study demonstrates in mice the biological relevance of sex in the effects of accelerated ageing caused by a chronic treatment of D-galactose, a sugar found abundantly in milk and to... 3 days
Duplicate genes help animals resolve sexual conflict
PHYS.ORG Duplicate copies of a gene shared by male and female fruit flies have evolved to resolve competing demands between the sexes. New genetic analysis by researchers at the University of Chicago describes how these... 3 days
Medical News Today: What are the effects of an enlarged prostate on sex?
MNT Learn about how benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect sexual function. We look at the effects and treatment options, including surgery, here. 3 days
Medical News Today: Drinking soda daily may harm your fertility
MNT Researchers have uncovered a link between conception and soda: drinking it daily could harm your chances of becoming pregnant. This goes for men and women. 3 days
Police: Man crashes truck into Planned Parenthood clinic
ABC NEWS Massachusetts man accused of deliberately crashing stolen bakery delivery truck into Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey, injuring pregnant woman, 2 other people 6 days
Can Olympic Figure Skaters Break the 5-Spin Barrier?
LIVE SCIENCE Olympic audiences went wild last week when Mirai Nagasu landed a triple axel, becoming the first U.S. female figure skater to turn an entire 3.5 rotations in the air at the Winter... 6 days
Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring
SCIENCE DAILY New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then... 6 days
New research: Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring
PHYS.ORG New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's... 6 days
Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests. 6 days
Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate development
SCIENCE DAILY New research illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can... 6 days
Women exposed to cleaning products suffer decreased lung function, Study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that females who use cleaning products at home or are employed as cleaners are more prone to the risks of deteriorated... 6 days
How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal
PHYS.ORG If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it -... 7 days
Antioxidant treatment prevents sexual transmission of Zika in mice
SCIENCE DAILY The antioxidant drug ebselen can prevent sexual transmission of Zika virus from male to female mice, according to new research. The results hint at a potential role for ebselen in... 7 days
Clues to Aging Found in Fruit Flies’ Stem Cells
SCI-NEWS.COM Reproductive stem cells of male fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across... 7 days
CRISPR-based diagnostic tool advanced, miniature paper test developed
SCIENCE DAILY The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power to work with a miniature paper test, similar to a pregnancy... 1 week
Male and female brain rhythms show differences
SCIENCE DAILY The electric brain signals, measured by using EEG, of males and females show differences. The difference can’t be detected by visual inspection, not even by the trained eye of a neurologist. A ‘deep learning’... 1 week
Asthma medication linked to infertility in women
SCIENCE DAILY Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research. 1 week
Medical News Today: The 10 things you should know about your vagina
MNT Think you know all there is to know about your lady parts? Think again. Here, we take you through 10 things that you should... 1 week
Researchers find shortcomings in pregnancy and prenatal care for women with diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers who analyzed data from the UK's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit found concerning shortcomings in pregnancy preparation and prenatal care for women with... 1 week
Major review suggests link between female sex hormones and allergies, asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Fluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests. 1 week
Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate development
PHYS.ORG New research from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product... 1 week
Study: Fragile X syndrome neurons can be restored
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Women using short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the... 1 week
The phenomenon of polymorphism in the atomic structure of the methylprednisolone aceponate
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Lobachevsky University (UNN) in Nizhny Novgorod are studying physico-chemical properties of steroid hormone crystals. Steroid hormones are a group of physiologically active... 1 week
Kamikaze sperm and four-headed penises – the hidden ways animals win the mating game
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Study reveals changes in seabirds' diets dating back 130 years
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Electric brain signals of males and females show differences
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UTA professor wins grant to study link between fat storage in the heart and cardiovascular disease
NEWS MEDICAL Michael Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a... 1 week
Medical News Today: Your partner's stress may change your brain
MNT A new study examines how stress affects pairs of male and female mice. It reveals that not only is stress contagious, but it also leads to brain changes. 1 week
Your partner's stress may change your brain
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Climb stairs to lower blood pressure and strengthen leg muscles
SCIENCE DAILY If you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? A new study demonstrates that stair climbing not only... 1 week
The 'Super-Ranger' badgers that may hold the key to limiting the spread of bovine TB
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a new ranging behavior in male badgers, which will aid the implementation of a nationwide... 1 week
Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates
SCIENCE DAILY Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new... 1 week
CT scans reveal new muscles in horseshoe crab appendages
PHYS.ORG Digital dissection shows that two horseshoe crab appendages—the pushing leg and the male pedipalp—each have one more muscle than had been thought, according to a study published February 14, 2018... 1 week
One or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day linked to lower chance of getting pregnant
NEWS MEDICAL The amount of added sugar in the American diet has increased dramatically over the last 50 years. Much of that... 1 week
Pregnant women deficient in vitamin D may give birth to obese children
SCIENCE DAILY Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a new study. Researchers found that... 1 week
Scientists identify immune cascade that fuels complications, tissue damage in chlamydia infections
SCIENCE DAILY Research in mice pinpoints immune mechanism behind tissue damage and complications of chlamydia infection, the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States.... 1 week
Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates
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TV's influence on pregnancy, childbirth more powerful than many women admit
SCIENCE DAILY Sociology research may reveal a surprisingly stronger-than-expected influence from TV reality shows and other media on pregnant women's perception and management of their pregnancy and childbirth... 1 week
Female horse riders want better bra support
PHYS.ORG Three quarters of female horse riders want bras that better support them, partly for the sake of their health and partly to avoid embarrassment, according to new research. 1 week
Climbing stairs reduces hypertension and strengthens muscles, find study
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in the journal Menopause found that climbing stairs helps lower blood pressure and strengthens leg muscles in postmenopausal women. 1 week
Fighting for love: Dominant male pheasants learn faster
PHYS.ORG Dominant male pheasants learn faster than their downtrodden rivals, new research shows. 1 week
Stair climbing lowers blood pressure and builds leg strength in postmenopausal women
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Scientists unravel immune cascade that drives tissue damage, complications in chlamydia infections
NEWS MEDICAL Closing a critical gap in knowledge, Harvard Medical School scientists have unraveled the immune cascade that fuels tissue damage and disease development in chlamydia... 1 week
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy could result in birth of obese children
NEWS MEDICAL Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could preprogram babies to grow into obese children and adults, according to a Keck School of Medicine of... 1 week
The Dos and Don’ts of 1940s Dating Etiquette
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Sex differences in lifespan: X chromosome not the reason
SCIENCE DAILY The shorter average lifespan of males compared to females appears not to be a result of the fact that males have only one X chromosome. This is the conclusion from... 1 week
Study identifies risk factors for sleep apnea in pregnant woman
NEWS MEDICAL Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea--or interrupted breathing during sleep--according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. 1 week
Hints to aging lurk in fruit flies’ germline stem cells
NEWS MEDICAL Little hints of immortality are lurking in the stem cells of fruit flies. Stem cells that produce sperm use a genetic trick to stay perpetually young across generations,... 1 week
Study to track impact of Hurricane Harvey on pregnant moms
NEWS MEDICAL Johanna Bick, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston, is launching a study of women who were pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant... 1 week
One or more soda a day could decrease chances of getting pregnant
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that the intake of one or more sugar-sweetened beverages per day -- by either partner -- is associated with... 1 week
Painkiller Acetaminophen Has Unexpected Effects on Regulation of Sex Hormones: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A study published in the journal EBioMedicine has shown the potentially negative impact of... 1 week
X chromosome not the reason for sex differences in lifespan
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Learning about love from online dating
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Looking for love online? You may have unwittingly included yourself in a giant science experiment, with some interesting results. 1 week
Girl power: life's going swimmingly for all-female fish species
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along... 1 week
Mutation in single rice gene cancels interspecific hybrid sterility
PHYS.ORG Scientists successfully employed mutagenesis to identify the gene that causes hybrid sterility in rice, which is a major reproductive barrier between species. 1 week
Global warming could cause key culinary crops to release seeds prematurely
SCIENCE DAILY Climate change is threatening crop yields worldwide, yet little is known about how global warming will confuse normal plant physiology. Researchers now show that higher temperatures... 1 week
Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems
SCIENCE DAILY A new article shows that three commercial facial-analysis programs demonstrate gender and skin-type biases, and suggests a new, more accurate method for evaluating the performance of such machine-learning... 1 week
Despite odds, fish species that bypass sexual reproduction are thriving
PHYS.ORG The very rare animals that reproduce asexually—only about one in 1,000 of all living vertebrate species—are thought to be at an evolutionary disadvantage compared with their sexually reproduced... 1 week
No sex for all-female fish species
SCIENCE DAILY They reproduce through gynogenesis. Their offspring are clones of the mother. According to established theories, the Amazon molly should have become extinct a long time ago. A new study shows how the fish avoids this fate. 1 week
Despite odds, fish species that bypasses sexual reproduction is thriving
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WATCH: Jessica Biel and Woman Care Global CEO discuss new sex ed campaign on 'GMA'
ABC NEWS The actress and Saundra Pelletier, from the nonprofit Woman Care Global, open up about their new sexual health... 1 week
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