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Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions

By Menno Schilthuizen | July 1, 2014

In Chapter 6, “Bateman Returns,” author Menno Schilthuizen surveys the battlefield of the evolutionary arms race that has led to, among other things, such excesses as “traumatic sex.”

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2014

Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love

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Fatty Pheromones

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | July 1, 2014

A new class of pheromones, triacylglycerides, helps male fruit flies mark their mates to deter rivals.

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Going Beyond the Lab

By Dean Hamer | July 1, 2014

Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.

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Laser-Guided Cock Block

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2014

See the experiment that used lasers and optogenetics to alter sexual behavior in Drosophila.

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Sex and Drugs

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2014

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?

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Speaking of Sex

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2014

July 2014's selection of notable quotes

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To Study Unfettered

By Michael Bailey | July 1, 2014

Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.

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Review: “What Lies Beneath”

By Ajai Raj | June 23, 2014

An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.

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Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey

By Robert Dudley | June 1, 2014

In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.

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