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Plankton swim against the current
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Zooplankton are often considered to be a passive source of food for fish and other aquatic animals. But at least one of their representatives, the millimetre-sized copepod (Eurytemora affinis), moves purposefully in turbulent water with "jumps." This fact... 38 minutes
Medical News Today: Should I worry about pearly penile papules?
MNT Pearly penile papules are harmless white spots that appear on the penis. Learn more about their symptoms and how to remove them here. 4 hours
Pregnant woman wants seat on Tokyo metro: there's an app for that
PHYS.ORG Pregnant women struggling to bag a seat on the famously packed Tokyo subway could find their salvation in a new app connecting them with... 5 hours
Exposure to air pollution just before or after conception raises risk of birth defects
SCIENCE DAILY Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy face an increased risk... 21 hours
Hate crimes against LGBT+ people in deprived areas ignored
PHYS.ORG Hate crimes against LGBT+ residents in deprived neighbourhoods risk going unrecorded because housing associations rarely enquire about tenants' sexual or gender identity, research has found. 1 day
Female, rural physicians retiring earlier than previously thought in British Columbia
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians in British Columbia are retiring earlier than previously thought and many are reducing their working hours in the years leading up to retirement, found new... 1 day
Air pollution exposure before or after conception linked to increased risk of birth defects in children
NEWS MEDICAL Women exposed to air pollution just prior to conception or during the first month of pregnancy... 1 day
Medical News Today: How does menopause affect sex drive?
MNT Menopause can cause physical and emotional changes that impact a woman’s life, including her sex life. Learn about how to increase libido after menopause. 2 days
Anti-impotence drug found to be ineffective at improving outcomes for IUGR pregnancies
NEWS MEDICAL A University of Liverpool led international clinical trial has found an anti-impotence drug to be ineffective at improving outcomes for pregnancies complicated by fetal... 3 days
Research identifies 'invisible infertile' group missing from reproductive health survey data
NEWS MEDICAL New research from Lancaster University has identified the 'invisible infertile', a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly... 4 days
Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
HISTORY Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? 4 days
Viagra 'ineffective' for fetal growth restriction
SCIENCE DAILY A clinical trial has found an anti-impotence drug to be ineffective at improving outcomes for pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction. 4 days
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
PHYS.ORG New accounts of sexual harassment by powerful men appear almost daily. So why now and not sooner? One reason might be the "miniature legal systems" set up in business, government and other institutions to... 4 days
Childhood asthma linked to high maternal sugar intake during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL New research published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society reports that children born to mothers who drank a lot of sugary drinks during pregnancy may... 4 days
Prenatal and early-life consumption of sugary drinks may increase risk of mid-childhood asthma
NEWS MEDICAL Children between the ages of 7 and 9 may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in... 4 days
Link found between morning sickness, smoking and healthy pregnancies
SCIENCE DAILY A link between the 'old wives' tale that morning sickness may indicate a healthy pregnancy, and the reason smoking is so detrimental has been found, according to a new review.... 5 days
Stretching language to its limit
PHYS.ORG Language - humanity's finest attribute - becomes stretched to its limit when faced with sacrifice, sexuality, or the brutality of war and predation. In the article "A space that will never be filled: Sharp communication and the simultaneity... 5 days
California judge dismisses lawsuit over Google's pay to women, but it could be refiled
PHYS.ORG A lawsuit by three female former Google employees claiming that the company paid women less than men has been dismissed,... 5 days
Medical News Today: Are there side effects to masturbation?
MNT Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Learn about the benefits and potential side effects in this article. 5 days
Nobel Laureates say change is coming for women in sciences
PHYS.ORG A group of 2017 Nobel Laureates have addressed the lack of female representation in sciences ahead of the prize-awarding ceremony in Stockholm. 5 days
Reducing discrimination in AI with new methodology
PHYS.ORG VIDEO I finally had a chance to watch Hidden Figures on my long journey to Sydney, where I co-organized the second annual ICML Workshop on Human Interpretability (WHI). The film poignantly illustrates how discriminating by... 5 days
Marshmallow-like silicone gels used as insulation in containers for cryopreserved embryos
PHYS.ORG As the genetic modification of mice is increasingly prevalent in medical and biological research, so, too, is the need for an efficient way to transport cryopreserved... 5 days
Short online program improves ability of teen girls to communicate about safe sex
NEWS MEDICAL A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that a 45-minute online... 5 days
Study shows effects of sex offender registration policies on children
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were... 6 days
Student entrepreneurs develop device to combat gender violence
PHYS.ORG As many as one-third of the world's women, says Lena McDonnell '17, a Lehigh University computer science and engineering major, will be the victims of sexual assault at some point during their... 6 days
Litte Foot takes a bow
SCIENCE DAILY Little Foot is the only known virtually complete Australopithecus fossil discovered to date. It is by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found. It is also the oldest fossil... 6 days
Sexual harassment on the job still carries large impact, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have revisited workplace sexual harassment issues after the initial study was done nearly 20 years ago. 6 days
Hot flashes may increase risk of developing diabetes, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems,... 6 days
Hot flashes could be precursor to diabetes, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Hot flashes, undoubtedly the most common symptom of menopause, are not just uncomfortable and inconvenient, but numerous studies demonstrate they may increase the risk of serious health problems, including heart... 6 days
Researchers unravel novel mechanism of estrogen action on heart physiology
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogens are powerful hormones important for the formation and function of the nervous, reproductive and cardiovascular systems. 6 days
Researchers find high levels of stress hormone cortisol in pregnant women with PTSD
NEWS MEDICAL Research has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the... 6 days
Girls will be boys: Sex reversal in dragon lizards
SCIENCE DAILY One of Australia's iconic lizard species is hiding a secret -- female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development. Researchers made the discovery... 7 days
When contact sports cause concussion injuries, who comes out ahead?
SCIENCE DAILY Concussions are common injuries among contact sport athletes. While most athletes experience full recovery within a few weeks and can return to their sport, according to a new... 7 days
Pregnant women with PTSD have higher levels of stress hormone cortisol
SCIENCE DAILY A woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus, research shows. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic... 7 days
Medical News Today: Battle of the sexes: Are women fitter than men?
MNT A new study investigates how women's bodies respond to aerobic fitness in comparison with men's, and it suggests that women are naturally more athletic. 7 days
Wing structure vital in producing a range of tones in bush-cricket mating calls
SCIENCE DAILY The structure of the sound generators in the wings of male bush-crickets is critical for producing tonality within the long-range mating calls... 7 days
Wing structure vital in producing a range of tones in bush-cricket mating calls
PHYS.ORG The structure of the sound generators in the wings of male bush-crickets is critical for producing tonality within the long-range mating calls... 7 days
Girls will be boys: Sex reversal in dragon lizards
PHYS.ORG One of Australia's iconic lizard species is hiding a secret - female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development. 7 days
Shorter course of radiation may be preferred treatment for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among males in the United States. Approximately, 180,000 men are diagnosed each year,... 7 days
Important foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified
SCIENCE DAILY Sea turtles are what they eat -- but where they eat may be even more important. Females who eat in southern areas tend to have more offspring. 7 days
Refrigeration technology to maintain cold-stored mouse sperm viability for 10 days
PHYS.ORG A Japanese research team from Kumamoto University has succeeded in developing a refrigeration preservation technology that maintains the fertilization functionality of mouse sperm for 10 days.... 1 week
Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women
PHYS.ORG Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. 1 week
Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back
PHYS.ORG Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most... 1 week
Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back
SCIENCE DAILY Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most... 1 week
Refrigeration technology to maintain cold-stored mouse sperm viability for 10 days
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has succeeded in developing a refrigeration preservation technology that maintains the fertilization functionality of mouse sperm for 10 days. Previously, the maximum freezing... 1 week
German paramedic convicted of raping women in research hoax
ABC NEWS German court sentences paramedic to 10 years in prison for giving women sedatives he claimed were for medical research and then sexually assaulting them 1 week
Bronze Age artifacts used meteoric iron
PHYS.ORG You may already be surprised to hear there are iron objects dating back to the Bronze Age, but their meteorite origin is even more astonishing. Though meteorites had already been recognized as one source of this... 1 week
New app may help young women have healthier pregnancies
NEWS MEDICAL University of Chicago Medicine researchers hope a new app will help young women have healthier pregnancies- by encouraging them to lengthen the amount of time between having babies. 1 week
Female Parkinson's disease patients less likely to receive caregiver support than men
NEWS MEDICAL Female Parkinson's disease patients are much less likely than male patients to have caregivers, despite the fact that caregivers report greater strain in caring for male... 1 week
Medical News Today: What you need to know about menopause and pregnancy
MNT In this article, we look at the links between menopause and pregnancy. Included is detail on whether you can get pregnant during menopause. 1 week
Common male medical condition linked to vascular disease
SCIENCE DAILY Men who suffer symptoms from varicoceles, enlarged veins in the scrotum, are more likely to develop vascular disease and metabolic disease, such as diabetes, according to a study. 1 week
Sperm RNA may serve as biomarkers of future health, researchers find
SCIENCE DAILY Human sperm may hold the potential to serve as biomarkers of the future health of newborn infants, according to a new study. 2 weeks
Insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on vitamin D in pregnancy
SCIENCE DAILY There is currently insufficient evidence to guide recommendations on the use of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy, conclude researchers in a new report. 2 weeks
Study explores how gender defines the gym
PHYS.ORG Getting to the gym is hard enough, but when it comes to working out, the stereotypes about men and women you pack along with your water bottle can be far more difficult to overcome... 2 weeks
For World AIDS Day, an urgent call for more attention to men and boys
Science Magazine Males disproportionately suffer from lack of diagnosis treatment, report finds 2 weeks
Consumption is the bottleneck for sustainable development
SCIENCE DAILY From ending poverty to improving wellbeing, gender equality, cities' resilience or climate action -- while synergies among most of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) foster progress in sustainable development, there are some... 2 weeks
Cigarette smokers are 10 times more likely to be daily marijuana users
SCIENCE DAILY Daily marijuana use has been on the rise over the past decade. Now, a new study found that cigarette smokers are 10 times more... 2 weeks
Debunking yeti DNA, and the incredibly strong arms of prehistoric female farmers
Science Magazine The abominable snowman, the yeti, bigfoot, and sasquatch—these long-lived myths of giant, hairy hominids depend on dropping elusive clues to stay in the popular... 2 weeks
New dual-purpose drug delivery device to be developed for HIV and pregnancy prevention
NEWS MEDICAL In sub-Saharan Africa, women have among the highest fertility rates in the world. Unfortunately, they are also disproportionately at risk for HIV,... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Heart disease risk increased fivefold for bald and graying men
MNT Young men under 40 years old may be more than five times more likely to develop coronary artery disease if they have... 2 weeks
Male-pattern baldness and premature graying associated with risk of early heart disease
SCIENCE DAILY Male-pattern baldness and premature greying are associated with a more than fivefold risk of heart disease before the age of 40 years, according to... 2 weeks
Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) indicated that premature greying and male-pattern baldness... 2 weeks
Matt Lauer responds to allegations of 'inappropriate sexual behavior' after firing
ABC NEWS One day after NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the former "Today" show host broke his silence amid allegations of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace." 2 weeks
50 years ago, folate deficiency was linked to birth defects
SCIENCE-NEWS 50 years ago, scientists found that a lack of folic acid in pregnant women could cause birth defects. But now, how much is too much? 2 weeks
INRS researchers evaluate how chemotherapy among men affects health of future generations
NEWS MEDICAL How do cancer and cancer treatments affect the reproductive function of men? Can this affect the health of their direct descendants and subsequent generations?... 2 weeks
How does chemotherapy among men affect the health of subsequent generations?
SCIENCE DAILY How do cancer and cancer treatments affect the reproductive function of men? Can this affect the health of their direct descendants and subsequent generations? 2 weeks
Prehistoric women had stronger arms than today's elite rowing crews
SCIENCE DAILY The first study to compare ancient and living female bones shows the routine manual labor of women during early agricultural eras was more grueling than the physical demands... 2 weeks
Theory of the evolution of sexes tested with algae
SCIENCE DAILY The varied sex lives of a type of green algae have enabled a researcher to test a theory of why there are males and females. 2 weeks
Strong women did a lot of the heavy lifting in ancient farming societies
Science Magazine New study suggests their upper bodies were even stronger than today’s elite female athletes 2 weeks
Strong-armed women helped power Europe’s ancient farming revolution
SCIENCE-NEWS Intensive manual labor gave ancient farm women arms that female rowers today would envy. 2 weeks
Study: Prehistoric Women Were Stronger Than Today’s Female Athletes
SCI-NEWS.COM Prehistoric women that lived in Central Europe during the first 5,500 years of farming had stronger upper arms... 2 weeks
Strong women did a lot of the heavy lifting in ancient agrarian societies
Science Magazine New study suggests their upper bodies were even stronger than today’s elite female athletes 2 weeks
Prehistoric women had stronger arms than today's elite rowing crews
PHYS.ORG A new study comparing the bones of Central European women that lived during the first 6,000 years of farming with those of modern athletes has shown that the... 2 weeks
The Latest: Franken asks health nominee about women's care
ABC NEWS Under fire over sexual harassment allegations, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken focused on women's health concerns during his questioning of health secretary nominee Alex Azar 2 weeks
Lichen that changes its reproductive strategy according to the climate
SCIENCE DAILY Symbiosis between fungi and microalgae gives rise to lichen. Some lichen, however, such as Lobaria scrobiculata, have a unique feature: the fungus establishes a symbiosis with a cyanobacteria,... 2 weeks
Stress during pregnancy affects the size of the baby
SCIENCE DAILY Babies are physically affected by the stress level of their mother during pregnancy, new research indicates. 2 weeks
How gendered language shapes the way we see the world
PHYS.ORG VIDEO "But ol' man river, 2 weeks
The lichen that changes its reproductive strategy according to the climate
PHYS.ORG Symbiosis between fungi and microalgae gives rise to lichen. Some lichen, however, such as Lobaria scrobiculata, have a unique feature: The fungus establishes a symbiosis with... 2 weeks
Study of whooping cranes reveals pairs bond even before reaching mating age
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the U.S. and Germany has found that many whooping cranes pair up even before they are old enough to... 2 weeks
Sneaky males adopt female-like brains to fool big brutes
PHYS.ORG In the ever-competitive mating scene, new University of Otago research has revealed how males of some species revert to deception and disguise in order to lure females. 2 weeks
Theory of the evolution of sexes tested with algae
PHYS.ORG The varied sex lives of a type of green algae have enabled a University of Adelaide researcher to test a theory of why there are males and females. 2 weeks
Prenatal maternal stress affects size of the baby, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has been published that suggests babies are physically affected by the stress level of their mother during pregnancy. It has been previously found that adversity... 2 weeks
Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment
PHYS.ORG Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental conditions, according to new research from... 2 weeks
Bipartisan group of lawmakers targets 'revenge porn' online
PHYS.ORG A bipartisan group of lawmakers is intent on combating online sexual exploitation as allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior continue to stack up against prominent members of Congress. 2 weeks
Geologist appeals finding that he sexually harassed grad student in Antarctica
Science Magazine If appeal fails, Boston University's David Marchant faces job loss linked to fieldwork 18 years ago 2 weeks
Why do more women have asthma than men? Blame hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Women are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers have... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Women at higher cardiometabolic risk due to fat distribution
MNT Whether we're 'pear-shaped' or have a 'beer belly,' body fat distribution influences our cardiometabolic health. And gender is key, a new study says. 2 weeks
On the wings of Lepidoptera
PHYS.ORG The Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden at Assiniboine Park is testament to our fascination with the colourful insects that bring delight to so many. The beautiful patterns and pleasing textures of their wings attract not only park visitors but... 2 weeks
Feminization of wild male trout in Denmark found to reverse
PHYS.ORG The media has reported about feminised male fish for decades, but now researchers at SDU have announced that this feminisation has completely disappeared in certain parts of Denmark. 2 weeks
Treatment of abnormal vaginal microbiota prior to embryo transfer may improve reproductive outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL High levels of two specific vaginal bacteria (Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis) serve as diagnostic markers of an abnormal vaginal microbiota that... 2 weeks
Plankton swim against the current
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Reducing discrimination in AI with new methodology
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How gendered language shapes the way we see the world
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Peacock Spider's Mating Dance
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