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Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury
PHYS.ORG Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years. 10 hours
Medical News Today: What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?
MNT ADHD is a behavioral disorder that causes some people to become frustrated or hyperactive at inappropriate times. It is often lifelong and is usually managed by medications. It... 1 day
Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws
PHYS.ORG Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. 1 day
Study: Many gay and bisexual teenage boys use adult hookup apps to connect with friends, partners
NEWS MEDICAL Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found... 2 days
Trump proposes cutting planned parenthood funds. What does that mean?
NEWS MEDICAL The planned revival of a policy dating to Ronald Reagan's presidency may finally present a way for President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to "defund" Planned... 2 days
Something killed a lot of sperm whales in the past—and it wasn’t whalers
Science Magazine Study of the sea giants’ genetic diversity comes to surprising conclusion 2 days
Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station on Monday
SPACE.COM This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion... 2 days
A new system is designed that improves the quality of frozen horse sperm
SCIENCE DAILY The method reduces ice crystals that form during cryopreservation and affect spermatozoon structure. 2 days
Here's the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend
SPACE.COM This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will carry old-fashioned sextants, E. coli bacteria and lasers that will create a temperature 10 billion... 2 days
New system improves the quality of frozen horse sperm
PHYS.ORG Cryopreservation is a freezing method of storing spermatozoa to be used for reproduction. Although it is widespread, there is an issue with the ice formation that occurs during the process,... 2 days
New consensus recommendations to help clinicians manage GSM in breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Although the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is more prevalent in survivors of breast cancer than in other menopausal women, it is commonly undiagnosed... 2 days
A Pregnant Rhino In California Could Save A Related Subspecies
NPR Researchers announced Thursday that they impregnated "Victoria" through artificial insemination. It is a step toward saving the critically endangered northern white rhino. 3 days
Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies
PHYS.ORG A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world's most... 3 days
Medical News Today: Can estrogen levels affect weight gain?
MNT Changing estrogen levels may appear to be linked with weight gain, particularly around menopause. In this article, we examine what the relationship between estrogen and body weight is, and how... 3 days
Study: Social connections may protect black men who have sex with men from acquiring HIV
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex... 3 days
California’s deadly STD epidemic sets record
NEWS MEDICAL Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high in California last year — with sometimes deadly consequences, according to preliminary state data released this week. 3 days
Hydrogen peroxide assists sexual reproduction in spruce
PHYS.ORG Plant physiologists from MSU have proved for the first time that dangerous reactive oxygen species that are often considered by-products of energy generation in cells are required by conifers to fertilize egg cells. Experiments... 3 days
Medical News Today: Cancer: Does sex affect the outcome of immunotherapy?
MNT Therapies that help the immune system to fight tumors have gained popularity over time. But are we leaving a key element — sex — out of... 3 days
Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. 3 days
ECDC whole genome sequencing study helps understand prevalence of drug-resistant gonorrhea
NEWS MEDICAL Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The... 4 days
Intimacy in later life does not slow memory loss
SCIENCE DAILY Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than sexually inactive older adults on a short-term basis,... 4 days
People are more honest on Tinder than you may think, study says
PHYS.ORG With a quarter of young Americans now finding romance through online dating and mobile apps, you have to wonder—can you really trust someone you've... 4 days
Cognitive decline in older adults not linked to sexual activity or emotional closeness
NEWS MEDICAL Older people who enjoy a sexually active and emotionally close relationship with their partner tend to perform better at memory tests than... 4 days
In era of #MeToo, majority of employees say their employers fail to take new steps addressing sexual harassment
SCIENCE DAILY The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to... 4 days
Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
SCIENCE DAILY With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their... 4 days
Medical News Today: When can I have sex after being pregnant?
MNT What are the recommendations for how long women should wait before resuming sexual intercourse after pregnancy? How does giving birth affect sex? Factors influencing the decision... 4 days
Soho's 'unique' sexual character should be preserved, say researchers
PHYS.ORG The unique, cosmopolitan sexual character of London's Soho should be preserved in the face of gentrification, a new study argues. 4 days
Researchers are developing new algorithms to predict protein structure
NEWS MEDICAL With protein design dating back to the mid-1970s, today’s scientists have access to a huge amount of information and tools that they can use to create proteins – such abundant,... 4 days
Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers
NEWS MEDICAL More should be done to take care of the mental health of transgender people in the US, a new survey carried out in Colorado indicates. 4 days
Post-menopausal Conversations: Why You Should Talk to Your Clinician
NEWS MEDICAL Many post-menopausal women shy away from discussing their sexual health with their physician, often because they believe it is a natural part of life and they should suffer. Dr. Mickey... 4 days
First genomic survey of gonorrhea maps antibiotic resistance across Europe
NEWS MEDICAL The first European-wide genomic survey of gonorrhea has mapped antibiotic resistance in this sexually transmitted disease throughout the continent. 4 days
Facebook shut 583 million fake accounts
PHYS.ORG Facebook axed 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said Tuesday, detailing how it enforces "community standards" against sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech. 5 days
Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech
PHYS.ORG Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said... 5 days
Dutch researchers uncover dirty jokes in Anne Frank's diary
PHYS.ORG Researchers using digital editing techniques deciphered the writing on two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had covered over with brown masking paper, discovering four risque jokes and a... 5 days
Facebook details policing for sex, terror, hate content
PHYS.ORG Facebook pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech in the first three months of 2018, the social media giant said... 5 days
Dutch researchers read two covered pages of Anne Frank diary
PHYS.ORG Researchers using digital photo editing techniques have managed to read the text on two pages from Anne Frank's world famous wartime diary that the teenager had covered with... 5 days
In era of #MeToo, majority of employees say their employers fail to take new steps addressing sexual harassment
PHYS.ORG The spotlight on workplace sexual harassment since fall 2017 has led to... 5 days
Gender is personal – not computational
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Imagine walking down the street and seeing advertising screens change their content based on how you walk, how you talk, or even the shape of your chest. These screens rely on hidden cameras, microphones and computers... 5 days
Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service
PHYS.ORG Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. 5 days
Gender discrimination results in the deaths of extra 239,000 girls per year in India
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has found that there is an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the... 5 days
Medical News Today: What causes bleeding between periods?
MNT Vaginal bleeding between periods is a common experience with many possible causes. When this occurs, a person may notice light brown spotting in their underwear after their period has ended. Hormonal changes... 5 days
Too much sex puts Australia marsupials on endangered list
PHYS.ORG Two marsupial species whose males die after marathon sex sessions have been put on Australia's endangered list, with scientists warning Tuesday they are racing against the clock to save them. 5 days
If These Tiny Marsupials' Marathon Mating Sessions Don't Kill Them, Humans Will
LIVE SCIENCE Marsupials with suicidal mating habits currently face a much greater threat to their survival: humans. 6 days
Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California
ABC NEWS A California report finds the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the state reached a record high in 2017 6 days
French women criticize proposed sexual violence bill
ABC NEWS France's lower house of parliament on Monday started debating a law to fight sexual and gender-based violence _ a proposed bill that comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement but is being strongly... 6 days
What you can do to fight plastic pollution
PHYS.ORG Plastic permeates just about every aspect of our lives. And because plastic is everywhere, plastic pollution is also everywhere. Eight million metric tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year, and... 6 days
Taurine deficiency in sperm causes male infertility, study finds
PHYS.ORG Sperm are highly specialized cells adapted to achieve a single goal: fertilize an egg. Along the road to fertilization, sperm must embark on a lengthy journey to the female oviduct,... 6 days
This Mother's Day Look Up to See Virgo, the Earth Goddess
SPACE.COM Just in time for Mother's Day, look up to see Virgo — the only feminine figure among the zodiac constellations, who in a way represents Mother... 1 week
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk
MNT A major 24-year-long study finds that lesbian and bisexual women tend to develop type 2 diabetes at a much higher rate than heterosexual women. 1 week
Study identifies critical role of protein in sperm tail development
NEWS MEDICAL The group led by ICREA Research Professor Cayetano Gonzalez at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, in collaboration with Giuliano Callaini's team at the University of Siena in... 1 week
Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified
SCIENCE DAILY A new study focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility. 1 week
Scientific Meeting » 2018 Webinar Series: Envisioning a Conceptual Model of Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Disease
NIMH NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental... 1 week
Taurine deficiency in sperm causes male infertility
SCIENCE DAILY Sperm cells have a unique shape that allows them to travel. During fertilization, sperm pass through several physiological environments while still maintaining their shape, using poorly understood mechanisms. Researchers found that male mice lacking... 1 week
Taurine deficiency in sperm linked to male infertility
NEWS MEDICAL Sperm are highly specialized cells adapted to achieve a single goal: fertilize an egg. Along the road to fertilization sperm must embark on a lengthy journey to the female oviduct, avoiding several... 1 week
Lesbian, bisexual women may be more likely to develop diabetes due to stress
SCIENCE DAILY In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual (LB) women were more... 1 week
Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified
PHYS.ORG A study published in the Journal of Cell Biology focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility. 1 week
How turning down the heat makes a baby turtle male
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have started to crack the 50-year-old puzzle of how temperature turns baby turtles male or female. Researchers show that cooler egg incubation temperatures turn up a key... 1 week
Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Two small marsupial species, made famous for their suicidal mating habits, have been officially placed on Australia's Endangered list, following their discovery by a QUT mammalogist. 1 week
UK's gender pay gap is narrowing, new research finds
PHYS.ORG The UK's gender pay gap is gradually narrowing—but women still have some way to go to match the earning level of their male counterparts, according to a new report published... 1 week
New studies use proteomics to shed light on pathogenic mechanisms
NEWS MEDICAL Recent studies in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics have shed light on pathogenic mechanisms of the sexually-transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and the HIV-associated opportunistic lung fungus Aspergillus. 1 week
How turning down the heat makes a baby turtle male
PHYS.ORG Boy or girl? For those who want to influence their baby's sex, superstition and folk wisdom offer no shortage of advice whose effectiveness is questionable at best—from what... 1 week
Would video games be better if you could play as yourself? Well, not exactly
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows no gender difference or negative effect on a video game player's performance or subjective involvement based... 1 week
How does temperature determine sex?
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The histone demethylase KDM6B regulates temperature-dependent sex determination in a turtle species
Science Magazine Temperature-dependent sex determination is a notable model of phenotypic plasticity. In many reptiles, including the red-eared slider turtle Trachemys scripta elegans (T. scripta), the... 1 week
There’s a genetic explanation for why warmer nests turn turtles female
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists have found a temperature-responsive gene that controls young turtles’ sex fate. 1 week
'Bisexual' beetles are simply inept, new study finds
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that same-sex mating among male insects is more likely to be due to incompetence rather than sexual preference. More than 100 species of insects engage in same-sex mating behavior,... 1 week
Women seeking crowdfunding financing for start-ups are perceived as more trustworthy
SCIENCE DAILY While men have benefited from a gender bias against women when seeking financing for business start-ups, the opposite may be true for female entrepreneurs seeking initial... 1 week
'Bisexual' beetles are simply inept, new study finds
PHYS.ORG Same-sex mating behaviour amongst male insects is much more likely to be due to incompetence, than sexual preference, male-male competition or evolutionary motivation—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. 1 week
Archaeologists find remains of Roman-era temple in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a temple dating back to the second century. 1 week
Women seeking crowdfunding financing for start-ups are perceived as more trustworthy
PHYS.ORG While men have benefited from a gender bias against women when seeking financing for business start-ups, the opposite may be true for female entrepreneurs seeking initial... 1 week
Lesbian, bisexual women have higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL In a newly published study involving 94,250 women across the United States, researchers found that lesbian and bisexual (LB) women were more... 2 weeks
Study examines social perceptions of HIV-prevention drug among gay and bisexual men
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and... 2 weeks
This Horrifying AI Thought Experiment Got Elon Musk a Date
SPACE.COM SpaceX founder Elon Musk is dating musician Grimes, apparently because of a shared love of nerdy puns. 2 weeks
Watch a Massive 'Pollen Cloud' Explode from Late-Blooming Tree
LIVE SCIENCE A new video showing a tree releasing a huge dust cloud of pollen, aka "plant sperm powder," doesn't show anything all that unusual, plant biologists say. 2 weeks
This Horrifying AI Thought Experiment Got Elon Musk a Date
LIVE SCIENCE SpaceX founder Elon Musk is dating musician Grimes, apparently because of a shared love of nerdy puns. 2 weeks
Study compares effectiveness of vaginal estradiol tablets and moisturizers in treating vulvovaginal problems
NEWS MEDICAL A new study reports that vaginal estradiol tablets just might be what's needed to relieve vulvovaginal problems and improve overall quality of... 2 weeks
Video Shows How HIV Infects Cells During Sex
LIVE SCIENCE A new video shows the virus passing from an infected cell into a new host, as it would during sexual transmission. 2 weeks
How a T cell passes HIV sexually to a new host
SCIENCE DAILY While it's well known that HIV is transmitted sexually, how the virus crosses genital mucus membranes to reach its targets in the immune system is less... 2 weeks
Video Shows How HIV Infects Cells During Sex, and It's Creepy
LIVE SCIENCE A new video shows the virus passing from an infected cell into a new host, as it would during sexual transmission. 2 weeks
Watch how a T cell passes HIV sexually to a new host
PHYS.ORG While it's well known that HIV is transmitted sexually, how the virus crosses genital mucus membranes to reach its targets in the immune system... 2 weeks
No sex means longer life for female stick insects
PHYS.ORG Promiscuity is a bad idea for female stick insects, in fact their smartest option is to have no sex at all. 2 weeks
Sea turtles like it local
PHYS.ORG New research has revealed how an endangered turtle capable of traversing big distances to find a mate may not do so due to seasonal ocean currents. 2 weeks
You Have a Second Immune System, and It Might Be Ruining Your Love Life
LIVE SCIENCE In the battle against germs, your immune system is the best wing-man there is. When it comes to dating? Not... 2 weeks
Women see through flashy cars and bling
SCIENCE DAILY When a man throws money around on flashy cars, people intuitively interpret this behavior as a sign that he is more interested in short-term sexual relationships than in romantic commitment. 2 weeks
Fish talk-os: Studying electrocommunication in the wild
PHYS.ORG A field study published in JNeurosci of tropical fish in Central America reveals how the animals use electric fields to communicate in their natural habitat to accomplish coordinated behaviors including mating and reproduction. 2 weeks
Study of fruit flies shows sex composition of group alters disease transmission
PHYS.ORG "Patient zero" isn't entirely to blame when an infection takes root in a population. According to Rice University scientists, social context in the community... 2 weeks
Women's preference for masculine faces not linked with hormones
SCIENCE DAILY Data from almost 600 participants show that women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary according to their hormone levels, in contrast with some previous research. 2 weeks
Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after cesarean, although absolute risk small
SCIENCE DAILY Attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants, although absolute rates were... 2 weeks
Gender is personal – not computational
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Suicidally-sexed marsupials listed as endangered
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