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Pig Sex Is Becoming a Thing of the Past

Artificial insemination is much more efficient.

 

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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.

 

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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How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

Advice for Emergency Alert Systems: Don’t Cry Wolf

A survey finds college students don't always take alerts seriously.

Brain’s Reward Center Does More Than Manage Rewards

Nucleus accumbens tracks many different connections in the world, a new rat study suggests.

A City’s Fingerprints Lie in Its Streets and Alleyways

Researchers propose another way to analyze the character and evolution of cities.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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