survey, culture, evolution
Size Matters
Size Matters
Tracy Vence | Jul 1, 2014
The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 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.
To Study Unfettered
To Study Unfettered
Michael Bailey | Jul 1, 2014
Researching the causes of sexual orientation should be guided by scientific, not social, concerns.
Sex and Drugs
Sex and Drugs
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2014
Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?
Carnal Knowledge
Carnal Knowledge
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.
Speaking of Sex
Speaking of Sex
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2014
July 2014's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love
Book Excerpt from <em>Nature’s Nether Regions</em>
Book Excerpt from Nature’s Nether Regions
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 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.”
The Sex Paradox
The Sex Paradox
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2014
Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?
Sly Guys
Sly Guys
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2014
Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.