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In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.


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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb | July 1, 2013

Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will


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Innovation Nation

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2013

Already a world leader in high-tech entrepreneurship, Israel is now flexing its biotech muscles.

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Sticking Power

By Kate Yandell | July 1, 2013

An adhesive inspired by a parasitic worm could help better affix skin grafts in burn patients.


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Widening the Fertile Window

By Robert Martin | July 1, 2013

Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.

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Worm Bandage

By Kate Yandell | July 1, 2013

Biomimicry yields a new type of patch that may help wounds heal faster.


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The Art of Science

By Chris Palmer | June 21, 2013

Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.


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Week in Review, June 17–21

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity


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Nailing Regeneration

By Sabrina Richards | June 12, 2013

Researchers identify the signaling program that enables finger and toenail stem cells to direct digit regeneration after amputation.


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Opinion: Going International

By Jane Payumo and Prema Arasu | June 10, 2013

US universities need to reach across their own borders to retain global scientific preeminence.


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