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Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2017

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

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Sexual Touch Promotes Early Puberty

By Ruth Williams | September 21, 2017

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

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Common STD May Have Come from Neanderthals

By Bob Grant | October 20, 2016

Cross-species trysts likely spread human papillomavirus (HPV) to Homo sapiens, according to new research.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | August 17, 2016

More local transmission within the U.S.; babies born with costly birth defects; virus persists in a patient’s semen for six months

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Guppie Porn

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2016

Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2016

Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention

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Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study

By Kerry Grens | July 12, 2016

Female physicians working at medical schools in the U.S. make about $51,000 less than their male counterparts on average.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | February 5, 2016

Dip in Brazilian microcephaly cases; Zika transmitted via sex and blood transfusion; deaths in Colombia

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Supergene Explains Ruff Mating

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2015

Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.

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Evolution of the Penis

By Kerry Grens | October 30, 2015

A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.

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