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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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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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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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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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Opinion: The Dilemma of Diversity

By Ed Smith | June 10, 2013

The NIH remains a Caucasian-dominated workforce. Why haven’t the agency’s efforts to diversify been successful?


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Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles

By Kate Yandell | June 2, 2013

Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.


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BPTW: By The Numbers

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2013

Take a closer look at some of the statistics generated by The Scientist's Best Place to Work Industry 2013 survey.


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Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2013

Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix

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Defending Against Plagiarism

By Jonathan Bailey | June 1, 2013

Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.


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