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Why COVID-19 hits men harder than women

When it comes to surviving critical cases of COVID-19, it appears that men draw the short straw. Initial reports from ...
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Why do humans mate in private? Instinct or morality?

A debate has emerged as to why humans mate in private while every other animal – except the Arabian babbler ...
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Podcast: Doctors have to think about sex; AI text generators spread ‘fake news’? Coffee can indeed make you poop

An ER physician says doctors have to consider biological sex to properly care for their patients. Coffee can send some ...
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Why sex matters in medicine

The last time I saw Maria-Rosa, she was on a stretcher, surrounded by frantic nurses and interns who were trying, ...
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Estrogen slows down adult bone growth, leading to generally taller men and shorter women

Human sexual size dimorphism, the difference in height between males and females, is often touted as a classic example of ...
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Podcast: WHO was wrong about COVID; Pandemics make women cheat? Rampant fraud threatens organic farming

Infectious disease experts have blasted the World Health Organization for telling the public that asymptomatic patients rarely spread COVID-19. Pandemics ...
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Viewpoint: About the backlash faced by JK Rowling arguing against a ’sex spectrum’—Evolutionary biologist says maybe she was right

JK Rowling recently drew fire on social media for tweeting the statements to the effect that “biological sex is real.” ...
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How long is sex supposed to last? ‘Normal’ might be shorter than you think it should be

In a Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health in 2009, 27 percent of men reported having premature ...
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Bronze age gender inequality? Analysis of 2,500-year-old teeth shows different diets for boys and girls

Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. The University of ...
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Viewpoint: Genetics can help us navigate the ‘toxic’ transgender debate in more compassionate ways

If we are ever to untangle the nature/nurture knot, we need to find ways past the petty politicizing exemplified by ...
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Viewpoint: Biologist Jerry Coyne challenges view that sex is ‘a spectrum⁠, not a binary’⁠—such claims ‘undermine public trust in science’

As a biologist, I get especially irked at the repeated claim that sex in humans is “a spectrum, not a ...
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How sex, money and food motivate the brain

Researchers from HSE University, Skoltech and the University of Toronto analyzed data from 190 fMRI studies and found out that food, sex ...
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Sex-linked mutations point to need for closer look at causes of autism in women, study suggests

Autism may stem from a different — and larger — set of genetic mutations in women than it does in ...
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Why it’s so hard to call someone a sex addict: ‘Who’s to say what’s normal or abnormal’

Today we have a tiny number of true sexual compulsives who do things like getting repeatedly arrested for public masturbation. We ...
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No ‘gay gene’: Massive study finds no specific genetic predictors for sexual behavior, preferences

The once-prevailing concept of a “gay gene” dictating sexual orientation has been put to rest in a powerhouse study ...
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Podcast: Francis Galton: Brilliant scientist—and eugenics pioneer. How do we address his racist legacy?

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney explores how Francis Galton's eugenic ideas led directly to some of the 20th century's worst atrocities ...
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Can these turtle embryos change their sex by finding warmer or cooler spots within their eggs?

At 27.9 °C, roughly equal numbers of female and male turtles will emerge from the nests of the Chinese pond ...
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Long-term partnership or quickie hookup: Can evolution explain why a woman chooses one over the other?

For women, a short-term fling may involve a quest for good genes or just a good time. It’s a puzzle ...
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Viewpoint: Neuroscientists cannot afford to ignore differences between male, female brains

Diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia manifest differently in men and women, and that’s important to know ...
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Why did sex evolve? It may protect against rare cancers, researchers suggest

In an essay published in the journal PLOS Biology, scientists presented a theory which they say could answer a 50-year ...
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Exploring the ‘solid rationale’ for separating elite male and female athletes in competition

When it comes to athletic competition, there is a stark difference between male and female performance ...
5-10-2019 intersex runners

Viewpoint: What defines a female athlete? Law professor, former runner’s case for why Caster Semenya’s testosterone levels critical in determining if she should compete with women

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that intersex athletes must reduce their testosterone to within accepted female levels ...
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Podcast: Jamie Metzl’s ‘Hacking Darwin’—The end of sex and humanity’s genetically engineered future

Imagine a world in which would-be parents no longer have sex but conceive children with the assistance of embryo selection ...
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Is gender identity fluid or fixed? What we know about other animals might help inform the debate.

Distinguishing between sex and gender is a vital first step in understanding gender identity ...
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Women have ‘younger’ brains than similarly aged men

A new study has revealed that women have a more youthful brain compared to similar aged male counterparts when it ...
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Viewpoint: Evolution denialism is back. This time it’s coming from the left

Evolutionary biology has always been controversial, but new discussions about sex and gender have led to a resurgence in denial ...
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Men are less tolerant than women when it comes to repeated pain, study shows

A painful experience is not one you are likely to forget—you don’t need to have a trunk slammed onto your ...
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Meet Alice Lee, the woman who disproved myths about skull size, sex, intelligence

On the morning of June 10, 1898, Alice Lee marched into the all-male Anatomical Society meeting at Trinity College in ...