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The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
HISTORY How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. 1 day
Fanconi anemia: Insight from a green plant
PHYS.ORG Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Work in animal systems has identified many factors involved in Fanconi anemia and showed that these... 1 day
Children's career aspirations limited by gender stereotypes and background
PHYS.ORG Children's career aspirations are too often based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and TV, film and radio, according to a report involving UCL academics. 2 days
Hot weather is bad news for bird sperm
PHYS.ORG A new study led by Macquarie University and spanning Sydney and Oslo has shown that exposure to extreme temperatures, such as those experienced during heatwave conditions, significantly reduces sperm quality in zebra... 2 days
Paleolithic diet helps overweight women maintain weight loss
NEWS MEDICAL Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. This... 2 days
Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women
SCIENCE DAILY Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. 2 days
Sex steroid hormone fluctuations may have direct effects on eye physiology and AMD
NEWS MEDICAL Gender-based differences may influence several ocular conditions, suggesting that fluctuations in sex steroid homeostasis may have direct effects on eye physiology and... 3 days
The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?
PHYS.ORG The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although... 3 days
Researchers seek an end to child marriage
PHYS.ORG In addition to secondary education, girls need access to decent jobs and increased security in public to avoid child marriage and change perceptions of traditional gender norms. 3 days
And now for something completely different—a worm with three sexes
PHYS.ORG Diane Shakes shakes her head. A trisexual arrangement is really not so different. Three sexes—male, female and hermaphrodite—are "part of the plan" for many organisms. There's even a... 3 days
Medical News Today: All you need to know about vaginal boils
MNT Learn about vaginal boils, which result in pus-filled lumps around a hair follicle. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor. 4 days
Minecraft teaches kids about tech, but there's a gender imbalance at play
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Arguments about "screen time" are likely to crop up in many households with children these holidays. As one of the best-selling digital games of... 4 days
Century-old botany records may hold key to monarch butterfly survival
PHYS.ORG Naturalists' records dating back more than 100 years may be instrumental in determining the fate of the monarch butterfly in the 21st century. 4 days
Women do not receive timely diagnosis for heart disease
NEWS MEDICAL A recent study has indicated that women who start menstruating at the age of 11 or earlier, or enter menopause before 47 have a higher risk of heart disease and... 4 days
Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity
PHYS.ORG Children may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers. 4 days
A call for proposals to explore gender factor in health, innovation and climate change
NEWS MEDICAL The GENDER-NET Plus consortium, composed of 16 partners in 13 countries and coordinated by the CNRS, is calling for proposals... 4 days
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
SCIENCE DAILY Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum's... 4 days
Research reveals that wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships
PHYS.ORG In a new study titled 'Mating strategy flexibility in the laboratory: Preferences for long- and short-term mating change in response to evolutionarily relevant variables', the research team captured... 4 days
Promiscuous female sea turtles may save their species from climate change
Science Magazine New research suggests they mate with up to seven males per season 4 days
NASA Engineers Demonstrate Pulsar-Based Navigation in Space
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA engineers have successfully demonstrated X-ray navigation in space — a capability that could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to pilot... 5 days
Cycling does not negatively impact sexual and urinary health finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A latest study has found that long hours of cycling do not negatively impact sexual and urinary health in men unlike popular belief. The researchers find... 5 days
Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports
PHYS.ORG In many areas, gender equality has been improving gradually. But this is not the case in sport, where women continue to be banned for being insufficiently... 6 days
How women in media won some pay equality in the 1970s, and why they're still fighting today
PHYS.ORG BBC China editor Carrie Gracie resigned her position last week in an open letter... 6 days
Earliest Fossil Evidence of Butterflies and Moths, Dating Back 200 Million Years, Found in Germany
SCI-NEWS.COM An international group of paleontologists has... 1 week
Cycling does not damage men's sexual or urinary functions
SCIENCE DAILY Cycling is increasingly popular for transportation, exercise, and leisure, and its impact on sexual health has received a great deal of media attention, especially regarding erectile function. Researchers have now... 1 week
Celluloid Ceiling study finds women still largely underrepresented in Hollywood
PHYS.ORG The thriving #MeToo movement together with "Time's Up," a legal defense fund designed to help women combat sexual discrimination and harassment, underscore the struggle of women to succeed... 1 week
What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future
PHYS.ORG On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines—not to mention our robot future. 1 week
Are millennials gender rebels or returning to tradition?
PHYS.ORG Some research suggests that millennials are pushing boundaries by not only rejecting traditional distinctions between the sexes, both at home and at work, but also refusing to accept gender categories altogether. 1 week
University of Rochester president resigns as outside attorney issues report on sexual harassment case
Science Magazine Joel Seligman made announcement before seeing sexual harassment report, university says 1 week
BREAKING: University of Rochester president resigns
Science Magazine Joel Seligman made announcement before seeing sexual harassment report, university says 1 week
BREAKING: Investigator says noted linguist accused of sexual harassment broke no laws or university policies
Science Magazine Calls claims against University of Rochester’s T. Florian Jaeger by nine former and current professors and students “exaggerated” 1 week
Labs, lectures, and gender differences
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Cycling does not have negative impact on men's sexual and urinary function
NEWS MEDICAL Cycling is increasingly popular for transportation, exercise, and leisure, and its impact on sexual health has received a great deal of media attention, especially... 1 week
Cross-sex hormone therapy may improve eating disorder symptoms in transgender people
NEWS MEDICAL New research has shown that receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CHT) can help to reduce the feelings of body dissatisfaction associated with eating disorders including anorexia and... 1 week
Objectification of women results in lack of empathy
SCIENCE DAILY Sexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. Researchers have shown that empathic feelings and brain responses are reduced when we observe the... 1 week
A call to report researcher gender to help with replication in research efforts
PHYS.ORG A trio of researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden is calling for a change in how researchers self-report in research papers. Specifically,... 1 week
eHarmony's ads may not be scientifically proven, but online dating can make society less segregated
PHYS.ORG The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently banned an ad from online dating site eHarmony which assured those... 1 week
Perceptions about what it takes to succeed in STEM fields may keep women out
PHYS.ORG Why do large gender disparities exist in certain fields but not others? Research suggests that many factors perpetuate gender disparities,... 1 week
Housework gender differences may affect health in elderly men and women
SCIENCE DAILY Elderly men across Europe and the US spend less time on housework than elderly women, according to a new study. Researchers found that elderly women on... 1 week
Knowledge gap about safe sex could place lesbian and bisexual girls at increased risk for STIs
NEWS MEDICAL Most lesbian and bisexual girls don't know they can get sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from other... 1 week
A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research Results
NPR If a female researcher asks a man if he's in pain, he's less likely to admit it. The effect of gender on study results has been known for years. But it's rarely disclosed or... 1 week
Experimenter gender and replicability in science
Science Magazine There is a replication crisis spreading through the annals of scientific inquiry. Although some work has been carried out to uncover the roots of this issue, much remains unanswered. With this in mind, this paper investigates... 1 week
The origin of flower making genes
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has revealed that the MADS-box genes control sperm motility and cell division and elongation of the stem of gametophores, using the moss Physcomitrella patens. 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Overcoming sexual performance anxiety
MNT Whether due to expectations or stress, it is common for men of all ages to experience performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction. Learn how to cope. 2 weeks
Evolved illusion—blackest black gives bird of paradise an edge
PHYS.ORG The mating display of the male bird of paradise owes its optical extravagance to a background so black it is the envy of telescope and solar panel engineers, according to... 2 weeks
Emperor penguins may shorten record fast by snacking
PHYS.ORG The endurance of emperor penguins, trudging through the perpetual Antarctic night to their breeding colonies, is legendary. Many trek more than 100 km from their ocean feeding grounds to rookeries at inland... 2 weeks
Rural And City Women A Little Different In Age At First Sex, Number Of Kids
NPR In a recent national survey, nearly 80 percent of women living in rural areas reported having experienced sexual... 2 weeks
Hormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal women
SCIENCE-NEWS For healthy women within 10 years of menopause, the benefits of hormone therapy for relief of hot flashes or other symptoms may outweigh the risks. 2 weeks
Women and men in STEM often at odds over workplace equity
PHYS.ORG Half of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report having experienced gender discrimination at work, according to a new Pew Research Center... 2 weeks
Connecting sexual and gun violence with media archetypes
PHYS.ORG If you feel as if there's been an uptick in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in recent years, you're not imagining it. The time between mass shootings (involving four or... 2 weeks
Google engineer fired for sexist memo sues ex-employer
PHYS.ORG A Google engineer who was fired after writing a memo defending the gender gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology has sued his former employer for discrimination. 2 weeks
Twitter, Trump and sexual assault: A call to men for action
PHYS.ORG The social media backlash against sexual assault not only gives victims a collective outlet for disclosure, but also serves as a powerful tool to urge boys... 2 weeks
Until 1975, ‘Sexual Harassment’ Was the Menace With No Name
HISTORY Meet Lin Farley, the woman who helped coin the term 'sexual harassment.' 2 weeks
Minecraft teaches kids about tech, but there's a gender imbalance at play
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