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Tinder founders sue parent alleging cheating on stock options
PHYS.ORG Tinder founders and early employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing parent firm InterActiveCorp of cheating them out of billions of dollars by manipulating the value of stock options for the... 14 hours
Study reveals how immune cells in the brain influence sexual behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found a surprising new explanation of how young brains are shaped for sexual behavior later in life. 15 hours
Men still upstage women on screen—but things are getting better
PHYS.ORG Only three out of every ten characters seen in the top 50 grossing movies of 2016 were played by women. According to Conor Neville and Phyllis Anastasio of... 20 hours
Why do women get more migraines?
SCIENCE DAILY Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a... 22 hours
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
SCIENCE DAILY Sociologists charts three distinct transitions in gender attitudes associated with national characteristics. Gender equality has spread unevenly. 22 hours
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
PHYS.ORG In the half century since the birth of the women's movement in the West in the 1960s, support for gender equality has spread around the globe—but in uneven ways. A... 1 day
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
SCIENCE DAILY Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 1 day
Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness
NPR The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of... 1 day
Medical News Today: What is labial hypertrophy and is it normal?
MNT Each person's vagina and vulva are unique, and there is wide variation between people. Labial hypertrophy is when one or both vaginal lips, or labia, are... 2 days
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 2 days
How attitudes on race, immigration, gender will affect the 2018 midterm elections
PHYS.ORG Cornell researchers are taking a new approach to understanding how voters' attitudes about immigration, race and gender influence contemporary U.S. politics. 2 days
New intervention to reduce risk of HIV in young transgender women
NEWS MEDICAL Young transgender women who took part in an intervention to reduce HIV transmission and acquisition had a greater reduction in condomless sex acts than young transgender... 2 days
Medical News Today: What can cause cramps after menopause?
MNT Although a person's monthly periods stop after they have been through menopause, they may still sometimes experience abdominal cramping. These cramps are usually nothing serious, but can sometimes be a... 2 days
There's a reason Siri, Alexa and AI are imagined as female – sexism
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Virtual assistants are increasingly popular and present in our everyday lives: literally with Alexa, Cortana, Holly, and Siri, and fictionally in films... 2 days
Despite olympic gymnastics' woes, sport is mostly positive for teen girls
PHYS.ORG The sexual assault conviction of Larry Nassar, former doctor for the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team and Michigan State University, has renewed criticism of a culture... 2 days
How homeless women have little choice but to use sex for survival
PHYS.ORG Women comprise 42% of Australia's homeless population. Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence, homelessness can expose them to further... 2 days
In the animal kingdom, what does it mean to be promiscuous?
SCIENCE-NEWS A review of hundreds of scientific studies finds that the label “promiscuous” is applied to a surprisingly wide range of mating behaviors in animals. 2 days
Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying
PHYS.ORG When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of... 3 days
FDA approves first vaginal ring contraceptive that can be used for one year
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), which is a combined hormonal contraceptive... 4 days
Gender differences at work: Relishing competence or seeking a challenge?
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When moral outrage goes viral, it can come across as bullying, study finds
PHYS.ORG On social media, people can be quick to call attention to racist, sexist or unpatriotic behavior they see. But when that outcry... 5 days
Lesbian, gay, bisexual adults face trouble affording healthcare even after launch of ACA
NEWS MEDICAL The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has reduced the number of Americans without health insurance from 18 percent to about... 5 days
Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination
ABC NEWS The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade 5 days
'Believing you're a winner' gives men a testosterone boost and promiscuous disposition
SCIENCE DAILY New findings suggest that the male body tries to 'optimize' self-perceived improvements in social status through hormonal shifts that promote 'short-term mating.' 6 days
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?
MNT Many people consume cranberry juice for its health benefits. These include benefits for a person’s heart health, preventing infections, and better post-menopausal health. Side effects include... 6 days
Antidepressants are changing animal behaviour – we're using technology to find out how
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Antidepressants don't just affect human libidos. New research shows that female starlings fed food spiked with the antidepressant fluxoxetine (Prozac), were less... 6 days
Largest study yet shows type of underwear is linked to men's semen quality
SCIENCE DAILY Men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentrations than men who wear tighter fitting underwear, according to new research. The study... 6 days
WATCH: Boxers or briefs? Largest-ever study shows boxers may beat briefs for baby-making
ABC NEWS The findings indicate that tighter underwear inhibits the production of sperm -- data that can be essential for couples experiencing unexplained male... 6 days
Study looks at boxer shorts versus underpants and sperm count
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from the Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health has shown that loose underwear such as boxers may be better for sperm counts in men... 6 days
Soy-based whole foods may have positive impact on bone strength for women
NEWS MEDICAL Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women. 6 days
Boxers Or Briefs? Experts Disagree Over Tight Underwear's Effect On Male Fertility
NPR The jury's still out on whether underwear preference matters to male fertility, but men who wear briefs, or other tight options, were found to... 7 days
Are Tighty-Whities Bad for a Man's Sperm Count?
LIVE SCIENCE Deciding between boxers and briefs may be about more than just comfort. Men's underwear choices may affect their sperm health, a new study suggests. 7 days
Sexy Sea Worms Light Up Bermuda in One-of-a-Kind Mating Ritual
LIVE SCIENCE There's a bioluminescent marine worm party off Bermuda, and everyone's invited. 7 days
Study illuminates genes behind beautiful 'glow' of Bermuda fireworms
SCIENCE DAILY A new study looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research confirms that the enzymes responsible... 7 days
Aspirational pursuit of mates in online dating markets
Science Magazine Romantic courtship is often described as taking place in a dating market where men and women compete for mates, but the detailed structure and dynamics of dating markets have historically been difficult... 7 days
Medical News Today: Sex after a C-section: Everything you need to know
MNT Every woman heals differently, so there no right time to begin having sex after a C-section. Doctors usually advise waiting at least 6 weeks,... 7 days
Study illuminates genes behind beautiful 'glow' of Bermuda fireworms
PHYS.ORG A new study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine... 7 days
Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
PHYS.ORG The notion that an attractive person is "out of your league" doesn't often dissuade dating hopefuls—at least online. In fact, the majority... 7 days
Top 43 reasons why men remain single—according to Reddit
PHYS.ORG In the past, forced or arranged marriages meant that socially inept, unattractive men did not have to acquire social skills in order to find a long-term love interest. Today, men... 7 days
Salk Institute settles two of three gender discrimination lawsuits
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A scientific dating game: Biologists play RNA-protein matchmakers
SCIENCE DAILY Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. The vast majority of the time, these encounters yield nothing, but a special few sustain life as... 1 week
Soy diets might increase women's bone strength
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers now have discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found in food might counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic health. Moreover, the researchers believe that soy protein... 1 week
A scientific dating game—biologists play RNA-protein matchmakers
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Double time limit for embryo research, say ethics experts
SCIENCE DAILY In countries which already permit embryo research, there are no 'compelling moral arguments' why the time limit for experimentation should not be doubled, say ethics experts. This could enable synthetic... 1 week
Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion
PHYS.ORG The fusion of a sperm cell with an egg cell is the very first step in the process that leads to new individuals in sexually reproducing species. Fundamental as this process may be, scientists... 1 week
Why has my penis gone numb?
MNT The many nerve endings in the penis make it sensitive, but several factors can cause the penis or testicles to become numb, including cycling, injury, and some medical conditions. A low testosterone level can also reduce... 1 week
Medical News Today: Why has my penis gone numb?
MNT The many nerve endings in the penis make it sensitive, but several factors can cause the penis or testicles to become numb, including cycling, injury, and some medical conditions. A... 1 week
Romanian, German archeologists find 3,400-year-old fortress
PHYS.ORG Romanian and German archeologists have discovered a prehistoric fortress dating back as far as 3,400 years in western Romania. 1 week
WATCH: Does a doctor's gender affect women's survival rates after a heart attack?
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Study explores risk of endometrial cancer among women with postmenopausal bleeding
NEWS MEDICAL Postmenopausal bleeding is a common symptom among most women with endometrial cancer but most women with postmenopausal bleeding won't be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, findings that... 1 week
Low-protein diet during pregnancy increases prostate cancer risk in offspring, rat study shows
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Amateur Archaeologist Discovers 1,800-Year-Old Golden Ring from Rome
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This killifish can go from egg to sex in two weeks
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Male birds sing less to females on antidepressants from eating worms in sewage
SCIENCE DAILY Female starlings who have ingested dilute concentrations of antidepressants while feeding on worms, maggots and flies at sewage treatment plants appear to... 1 week
Differences in immune responses due to age, sex, and genetics
SCIENCE DAILY Age, sex, and specific human genetic variants are the key factors behind differences between immune responses among healthy humans, finds a study of 1,000 individuals. 1 week
New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses
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The rules of attraction: Scientists find elusive molecule that helps sperm find egg
SCIENCE DAILY A recent report identifies a key molecule driving chemoattraction between sperm and egg cells in marine invertebrates. 2 weeks
Scientists find elusive molecule that helps sperm find egg
PHYS.ORG Scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified a key molecule driving chemoattraction between sperm and egg cells in marine invertebrates. The study was recently published in Nature... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: How are HPV and herpes different?
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Differences in immune responses create a genetic conflict between sexes
PHYS.ORG A unique study from Lund University in Sweden has discovered for the first time that there is a genetic sexual conflict in the immune system in animals. In... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Do health and lifestyle factors make a difference to penis size?
MNT Some penises expand more than others when transitioning from a flaccid to an erect state. Can any factors predict if,... 2 weeks
UW–Madison researcher explores how female fertility is affected by development of the ovary in mice
NEWS MEDICAL When Joan Jorgensen was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, her roommate confided that she had just... 2 weeks
Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease
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Law ending sperm donor secrecy helps Australian find her dad
ABC NEWS Australian state stripped away anonymity promised to sperm and egg donors with law that has brought unexpected joy and upended lives 2 weeks
Condoms should not be reused warns CDC
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Australian law helps daughter of sperm donor find father
ABC NEWS Australian state stripped away anonymity promised to sperm and egg donors with law that has brought unexpected joy and upended lives 2 weeks
1 of 16 children: Daughter of sperm donor finds father
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Sperm donor secrets emerge as Australia law erases anonymity
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First numerical dating results for fluvial valleys of the eastern Cantabrian margin
PHYS.ORG For the first time, a preliminary chronostratigraphic framework has been established for three Cantabrian river basins through the direct dating of Quaternary fluvial deposits,... 2 weeks
Differences in immune responses create a genetic conflict between sexes
SCIENCE DAILY A unique study has discovered that there is a genetic sexual conflict in the immune system in animals. In females, the variation in central genes of the immune... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What happens when a woman has low testosterone?
MNT People tend to associate testosterone with males, but everyone requires some of this sex hormone. Testosterone levels change over time, and lower levels can lead to... 2 weeks
Australian law helps daughter of sperm donor find her father
ABC NEWS Australian state stripped away anonymity promised to sperm and egg donors with law that has brought unexpected joy and upended lives 2 weeks
Study finds sexual problems to be relatively common among middle-aged Canadians
NEWS MEDICAL At least one third of middle-aged Canadians experience sexual problems, according to a new U of G study. Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of women... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: 'Vaginal rejuvenation' devices 'have serious risks,' warn FDA
MNT Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA. 2 weeks
Australian law erases decades of anonymity for sperm donors
ABC NEWS Australian state stripped away anonymity promised to sperm and egg donors with law that has brought unexpected joy and upended lives 2 weeks
Who's my father? Australia law ID's once-secret sperm donors
ABC NEWS Australian state stripped away anonymity promised to sperm and egg donors with law that has brought unexpected joy and upended lives 2 weeks
In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins, bodies
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists once thought that female mate choice alone accounted for the eye-catching color patterns seen in some male fish. But for orangethroat darters, male-to-male competition is the real... 2 weeks
Birds categorize colors just like humans do
SCIENCE DAILY For a reddish-beaked bird called the zebra finch, sexiness is color-coded. Males have beaks that range from light orange to dark red. But to females, a male's colored bill may simply be hot, or... 2 weeks
Sex problems among middle-aged Canadians common
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found nearly 40 per cent of women and almost 30 per cent of men between the ages of 40 and 59 face challenges in their sex lives. Based on a first-ever national survey of 2,400... 2 weeks
Fines for sex harassment on streets approved in France
ABC NEWS French lawmakers have voted to expand the definition of child rape and to outlaw sex harassment on the street 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What to know about vaginal steaming
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Medical News Today: What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
MNT Testosterone is a sex hormone. If levels are low, a male may experience erectile dysfunction, a reduction in testicle size, and difficulty sleeping. In this article, learn about... 2 weeks
Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat
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Birds categorize colors just like humans do
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In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins, bodies
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Researchers develop novel clip-on device for smartphones to analyse sperm
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Middle managers lack resources to achieve gender equity, new study shows
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Fight or flight? Sexual cycle determines the behaviour of female guinea pigs
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Survey: Only half of health care practitioners ask for patients’ sexual orientation
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