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The Mating Advantage of Male Musicians

Studies from two countries suggest women are more attracted to a man if he’s holding a guitar.

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Gay Men, Straight Women: What’s the Attraction?

New research suggests at least part of the answer lies in their ability to give one another trustworthy mating advice.

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Chasing the Wrong Guys? Blame Your Hormones

Many ovulating women are deluded into thinking a merely desirable man is actually a good potential mate.

Violence and Aggression Linked to Mating in Men’s Minds

A psychology study from Hong Kong suggests that, among men, the impulses to make love and war are deeply intertwined.

Romantic Rivals Spur Religiosity

The realization there’s a lot of competition out there for a mate appears to increase one’s religious intensity.

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What Steve Jobs’ Death Teaches Us About Public Health

Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.

Speed-Reading Apps Will Not Revolutionize Anything, Except Your Understanding

The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.

To Make Friends, Autistic Kids Need Advice—and Space

Kids with autism need help when it comes to making friends—but they also need their independence.

Gaming the Wedding Gift Registry System

Registering for your wedding? Keep your must-have items away from the average price of your registry—they’re unlikely to be purchased.

Smokey Can’t Save Us: Wildfires Are Out of Control

New research shows how rapidly fire dangers are rising in the American West. The results could help governments plan ahead for the flames.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014