Image of the Day: Spider Sex
Image of the Day: Spider Sex
Funnel-web spiders change the timing of their distinct courtship behavior depending on what microbes they’re carrying.
Image of the Day: Spider Sex
Image of the Day: Spider Sex

Funnel-web spiders change the timing of their distinct courtship behavior depending on what microbes they’re carrying.

Funnel-web spiders change the timing of their distinct courtship behavior depending on what microbes they’re carrying.

sexual behavior
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Abby Olena | Jan 16, 2019
Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.
Do Human Pheromones Exist?
Do Human Pheromones Exist?
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2018
Despite the prevalence of pheromone products on the market, substantial evidence that they can induce sexual attraction is lacking.
Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation
Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation
Ruth Williams | Nov 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.
Sexual Touch Promotes Early Puberty
Sexual Touch Promotes Early Puberty
Ruth Williams | Sep 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.
Image of the Day: Monkey Business
Image of the Day: Monkey Business
The Scientist Staff | Jan 11, 2017
For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention
Guppie Porn
Guppie Porn
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.
HIV in the Internet Age
HIV in the Internet Age
Jef Akst | May 1, 2015
Social networking sites may facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted disease, but these sites also serve as effective education and prevention tools.
Let’s Talk About Sex
Let’s Talk About Sex
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2014
In lieu of a career in punk rock, James Pfaus opted to study the brain signals underlying sexual behavior and then see what happened when he manipulated them.