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Some female termites can reproduce without males
PHYS.ORG Populations of the termite species Glyptotermes nakajimai can form successful, reproducing colonies in absence of males, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Biology. 4 hours
Sex in plants requires thrust
SCIENCE DAILY In plants, to fertilize the egg, the pollen tube (which is between 1/20 and 1/5 of the width of a human hair) has to navigate through a maze of tissue, no matter what obstacles it encounters. Thanks to... 7 hours
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a way to halt the invasion of the toxoplasmosis-causing parasite into cells, depriving the parasite of a key factor necessary for its growth. The findings are a... 8 hours
Medical News Today: Home remedies for relieving gas during pregnancy
MNT Many women experience an increased amount of gas during pregnancy. Home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluids, eating more fiber, and exercising regularly, can help reduce gas... 9 hours
Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient Egyptian papyrus with an image showing two bird-like creatures, possibly with a penis connecting them, has been deciphered, revealing a magic spell of love. 9 hours
Home remedies for relieving gas during pregnancy
MNT Many women experience an increased amount of gas during pregnancy. Home remedies, such as drinking plenty of fluids, eating more fiber, and exercising regularly, can help reduce gas and relieve discomfort. Learn more here. 9 hours
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. 11 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
PHYS.ORG For angiosperms—or flowering plants—one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative... 12 hours
Overweight pregnant women can safely cut calories, restrict weight gain
SCIENCE DAILY With proper nutrition guidance, it is safe and feasible to restrict weight gain in obese and overweight pregnant women, a new study shows. 13 hours
Americans have more faith in legislatures where women are equally represented
PHYS.ORG The presence of women in a decision-making body increases the public's perception of that body's legitimacy, especially when that group makes decisions that impact women. This... 15 hours
Obese pregnant women can restrict weight gain safely with proper nutrition guidance
NEWS MEDICAL Being obese or overweight during pregnancy can result in serious health problems for the mother and child. Obstetricians are often reluctant to recommend restricted... 20 hours
Views of minority women on gender, race/ethnicity may affect how they seek help for health needs
NEWS MEDICAL Black women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer partly due... 21 hours
Recent study helps predict probability of pregnant mothers to have child with autism
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute--led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering--are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research... 21 hours
Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 2 days
Should All Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year?
LIVE SCIENCE This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed? 3 days
Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have challenged the theory of 'love at first sight' after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. 3 days
Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults
NEWS MEDICAL The number of people who live at home with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), a brain disease that causes abnormal changes that kill brain cells, is expected to... 3 days
Medical News Today: Should you take a pregnancy test? 10 signs
MNT Nausea, a missed period, and breast changes are all common early signs of pregnancy. Learn more about these and other signs that you should take a... 4 days
Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Incident Stroke: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study reveals that a traditional Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk among white adults who are at high risk... 4 days
Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show
PHYS.ORG A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among... 4 days
High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to increased risk of diabetes in children
SCIENCE DAILY A new study suggests that a high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child... 4 days
Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms
MNT Many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and early pregnancy are similar, such as mood changes, breast tenderness, and fatigue. However, other symptoms... 4 days
Comment on "U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art"
Science Magazine Hoffmann et al. (Reports, 23 February 2018, p. 912) report the discovery of parietal art older than 64,800 years and... 4 days
Generation of human oogonia from induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro
Science Magazine Human in vitro gametogenesis may transform reproductive medicine. Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have been induced into primordial germ cell-like cells (hPGCLCs); however, further differentiation to... 4 days
Fish-rich diets in pregnancy may boost babies' brain development
SCIENCE DAILY Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research... 4 days
Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development
NEWS MEDICAL Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. 4 days
Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of STDs in men
MNT Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), can affect anyone, but some symptoms are different for men and women. In this article, we look at the... 4 days
Pairing zebrafish by personality improves fitness of the species
PHYS.ORG Scientists have challenged the theory of "love at first sight" after discovering that they can boost the reproductive success of zebrafish by pairing them by personality, rather than appearance. 5 days
'Penis bones' – an evolutionary puzzle explained using innovative 3-D scanning
PHYS.ORG For ferrets, sex is a prolonged affair. In total, the act of mating might last up to three hours. Fortunately for the males of the species,... 5 days
Genetic polymorphisms linked with muscle injury and stiffness
NEWS MEDICAL To test whether sex-related genetic polymorphisms are associated with muscle injury and stiffness, Noriyuki Fuku from Juntendo University and colleagues report in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that... 5 days
Up to children in rainbow families to explain their background
PHYS.ORG Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited knowledge about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a... 5 days
Mediterranean-style diet appears to reduce stroke risk in women
NEWS MEDICAL One of the largest and longest-running efforts to evaluate the potential benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet in lowering risk of stroke found that the diet may be especially protective in... 5 days
Why Women Are Still Attracted to 'Benevolently Sexist' Men
LIVE SCIENCE But researchers have also revealed a paradox: Women prefer men who behave in ways that could be described as benevolently sexist over those who don't. 5 days
Pufferfish 'Artist' Crafts Intricate Sand Wheel in Captivating Video
LIVE SCIENCE Mating time offers Japanese pufferfish a chance to demonstrate their artistic side. 5 days
1,000-Foot-Long Spider Web Is Just a Summer Orgy, Expert Says
LIVE SCIENCE Don't worry; it's for mating. 5 days
Characterization of pregnancy microbiome reveals variations in bacterial diversity
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers performed detailed whole-community sequencing on the microbial communities of three maternal body sites (vagina, gut, and oral cavity) over the course of pregnancy from the first trimester through delivery... 5 days
Fly mating choices may help explain variation across species
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have shed new light on the impact of sexual selection on species diversity after studying the mating rituals of dance flies. 5 days
Former exec sues Spotify over boys-only events and pay
PHYS.ORG A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for... 5 days
Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe
NPR A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and... 5 days
NSF spells out new sexual harassment policy: Talk to us
Science Magazine New rules require universities to notify the National Science Foundation of harassment findings or administrative actions against grantees 5 days
Effects of prematurity found to be more severe for the brains of males than females
NEWS MEDICAL Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls' brains. This... 6 days
Why women – including feminists – are still attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men
PHYS.ORG If a man offers to help a woman with her heavy suitcase or to parallel park her car, what should she make... 6 days
What does it mean to be cisgender?
PHYS.ORG As a term and concept, "transgender" is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah... 6 days
Male dance flies found to favor females with bigger abdominal air sacs
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers with the University of Toronto and the University of Stirling has found that male dance flies prefer to mate with... 6 days
Why some animals still have a penis bone
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.K. has found a possible explanation for why some animals still have a penis bone—"prolonged intromission." In their paper published in Proceedings... 6 days
Women with high levels of anti-Müllerian hormone more likely to develop breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Having high levels of anti-Müllerian hormone – a hormone that indicates the size of a woman’s ovarian reserve – before the menopause... 6 days
Excess pregnancy weight gain affects cardiometabolic risk in offspring
NEWS MEDICAL Pregnant mothers have been advised to eat for two for centuries. A professional body for midwives now has come up with recommendations that this belief is a myth and pregnant... 6 days
Antarctic glacier gets new name in wake of sexual harassment finding
Science Magazine Name no longer honors Boston University geologist 6 days
Antarctica glacier gets new name in wake of sexual harassment finding
Science Magazine Name no longer honors Boston University geologist 6 days
NIH director expresses concern but offers no new policy on sexual harassment for grantees
Science Magazine Francis Collins says agency’s hands are tied for legal reasons 6 days
Medical News Today: Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
MNT During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the... 6 days
World’s largest general science society OKs stripping honors from scientists found to be sexual harassers
Science Magazine AAAS adopts new rules for removing society’s fellows found to have committed misconduct 6 days
Most prior research on discrimination looked at adults, study says
PHYS.ORG Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to... 7 days
Women who experienced higher levels of trauma gave birth to significantly smaller male babies
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found significantly lower birth weights in male infants -- an average decrease of 38 grams, or approximately 1.3... 7 days
Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platfor
PHYS.ORG The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. 7 days
ACLU says Facebook allows gender discrimination in ads
PHYS.ORG The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. 7 days
The migration of same-sex couples to the suburbs is shaping the fight for LGBT equality
PHYS.ORG This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the most important case involving same-sex marriage since... 7 days
Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions
ABC NEWS Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions on girls as young as 10 months old 7 days
Researchers Explore Gender Disparities In The Art World
NPR A study of nearly 2 million art auction sales show paintings by women fetch less money than paintings by men. Gender disparities that plague many parts of the economy also affect the... 7 days
Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants
NEWS MEDICAL In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found significantly... 7 days
Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that if a woman gains... 1 week
Undiagnosed STIs can increase negative PMS symptoms
SCIENCE DAILY Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms (PMS), according to new research. 1 week
Sperm quality study updates advice for couples trying to conceive
SCIENCE DAILY New clinical and molecular evidence shows sperm quality and reproductive outcomes are improved when semen is provided after just 1-3 hours of abstinence. 1 week
Medical News Today: Safest condoms and methods of use
MNT Most condom brands are safe, but people should still check the labels to make sure they are effective against pregnancy and STIs. Novelty and natural condoms may not be as... 1 week
Medical News Today: What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy
MNT Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare... 1 week
Medical News Today: Typical testosterone levels in males and females
MNT Testosterone levels vary depending on a person’s sex, age, and physical activity levels. Testosterone levels that are too high or too low may cause a range of potential... 1 week
Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016: Survey
ABC NEWS The survey found that marijuana use, however, increased in 2017, especially among pregnant women and young... 1 week
New research on sperm quality updates advice for couples trying to conceive
NEWS MEDICAL Could doctors at fertility clinics be giving men bad advice? Dr. Da Li and Dr. XiuXia Wang, who are clinician-researchers at the Center for... 1 week
Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle
PHYS.ORG Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according... 1 week
Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Women that have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be at greater risk of experiencing negative premenstrual symptoms, according to new Oxford University... 1 week
One big reason why women drop out of doctoral STEM programs
SCIENCE DAILY Many women in doctoral degree programs in fields like engineering and physics are in a class of their own -- and that's not a good thing.... 1 week
EU-funded project makes recommendations to protect rights of intersex people
NEWS MEDICAL Intersex people are born with chromosomal, hormonal and/or anatomic variations that deviate from what is typically defined as male and female. 1 week
Research shows pollution is reaching the placenta
NEWS MEDICAL The evidence of air pollution – the soot and the fumes, has been seen in the lungs till date. In a new study, for the first time, the evidence of air pollution is seen... 1 week
Legends of a Medieval Female Pope May Tell the Truth
LIVE SCIENCE An analysis of ancient silver coins suggests that the ordained woman may have actually lived. 1 week
Mechanically active materials in three-dimensional mesostructures
Science Magazine Complex, three-dimensional (3D) mesostructures that incorporate advanced, mechanically active materials are of broad, growing interest for their potential use in many emerging systems. The technology implications range from precision-sensing microelectromechanical systems, to tissue scaffolds that exploit... 1 week
Mixed chemicals in beauty products may harm women's hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered links between chemicals that are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products and changes in reproductive hormones. 1 week
Replacement bisphenols cause reproductive defects in lab mice
NEWS MEDICAL Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that the now infamous plastics ingredient known as bisphenol A or BPA had inadvertently leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice... 2 weeks
Slaughtered rhino embodies S.Africa's poaching crisis
PHYS.ORG The mutilated carcass of a female white rhino, who had given birth just months ago, lay rotting on a hill beside a road that meanders through South Africa's Kruger National Park. 2 weeks
The youngest sex chromosomes on the block, and how to test a Zika vaccine without Zika cases
Science Magazine Strawberries had both male and female parts, like most plants, until several million years... 2 weeks
Scientific institutions continue to lag behind the #TimesUp movement
SCIENCE DAILY Scientific and medical institutions must fundamentally reconsider how they address sexual harassment in the workplace, experts argue in a new article. 2 weeks
WATCH: Genetically modified mosquitoes could eradicate malaria
ABC NEWS Since only female mosquitoes bite and transmit malaria, these lab-grown sterile male insects will not be able to multiply or spread the disease. 2 weeks
"I have a sense that it's probably quite bad... but because I don't see it, I don't know"
PHYS.ORG Lad culture in English universities is often perceived by university staff as... 2 weeks
How to navigate the fertility apps, wearables that promise to help you get pregnant
ABC NEWS VIDEO There are more than 100 apps on the market for women tracking fertility. 2 weeks
Fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use air purifiers, reveals study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by SFU health sciences researchers Prabjit Barn and Ryan Allen reveals fetal growth may improve if pregnant women use portable... 2 weeks
A model to predict and quantify racism, sexism, and other unequal treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new paper cuts to the heart of messy social interactions with a set of computational models to quantify and predict unequal treatment. 2 weeks
Unexpected link between immune cells and male-female differences
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have made a surprising discovery: during fetal development, a particular immune cell seems to play a key role in determining the male or female characteristics of the brain. 2 weeks
Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy
ABC NEWS This story is from Kaiser Health News. A Santa Monica doctor who touted a controversial menopause therapy on the Oprah Winfrey Network and received testimonials for her work... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Can you get pregnant after tubal ligation?
MNT Tubal ligation, or getting your tubes tied, is considered a permanent method of birth control. However, it is possible to become pregnant after undergoing the procedure. Here, learn... 2 weeks
New generation of working parents demand a better deal on shared parental leave
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Despite widespread belief that men should be as involved as women in all aspects of childcare, they are both still largely playing... 2 weeks
Transforming gender relations the key to flourishing in older age, researchers say
PHYS.ORG Experts from the University of Warwick have contributed to new thinking on tackling inequalities associated with older age in lower and middle income countries. 2 weeks
High blood sugar during pregnancy ups risk of mother's type 2 diabetes, child's obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Mothers with elevated blood glucose during pregnancy -- even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational... 2 weeks
Study: Daily Fasting Improves Health and Longevity in Male Mice
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study led by the National Institute on Aging shows that a long daily period... 2 weeks
Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO In a conversation with Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, the Duchess of York, that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Dr. Prudence Hall said age isn't what determines... 2 weeks
Prenatal cannabinoid use can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in male offspring
NEWS MEDICAL Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research published in eLife. 2 weeks
Particular immune cell seems to play key role in determining male or female characteristics
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have made a surprising discovery: during fetal development, a particular immune... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: What to know about transvaginal ultrasounds
MNT A transvaginal ultrasound is an imaging scan that doctors use to examine the inside of a person’s pelvic region. By inserting a scope into the vaginal canal, the doctor can... 2 weeks
Medical News Today: Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know
MNT Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's... 2 weeks
Prenatal exposure to cannabis impacts sociability of male offspring only
SCIENCE DAILY Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research. 2 weeks
Transgender adolescents have greatest risk for attempting suicide, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Research has shown that transgender adolescents are at greater risk for attempting suicide than cisgender teens, who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth. A new... 2 weeks
Good cop, bad cop?
PHYS.ORG When police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald in 2014, he already had more than 20 civilian allegations lodged against him for police misconduct, dating back to 2000. 2 weeks
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