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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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In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

The Big One

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