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With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts. Indeed,... more
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food—a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led... more
When males live longer: Resource-driven territorial behavior drives sex-specific survival in snakes  Science Magazine · 8 hours
Phylogenetic analysis has shown that males’ propensity to engage in aggressive encounters is associated with females having greater longevity. Here, we confirm the causal... more
Crabs, lobsters and shrimp now have a family tree dating 500 million years  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Researchers have for the first time traced the roots of crabs, lobsters and shrimp to create the family tree of crustaceans people... more
Researchers Just Measured an Atom with a Half-Life of 18 Sextillion Years  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Researchers just measured an atom with a half-life of 18 sextillion years — 1 trillion times the age of the universe. more
Female warblers live longer when they have help raising offspring  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Death is, unfortunately, an inevitable consequence of life. In most animals growing old is accompanied by progressive deterioration in health and vitality, leading to an increasing likelihood of... more
Global online database to combat underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the... more
Dengue mosquito is Queensland's biggest threat for spreading Zika virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have found that the dengue fever mosquito common to north and central Queensland poses the greatest danger of spreading the Zika virus in Australia. The researchers showed... more
A global database of women scientists is diversifying the face of science  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Underrepresentation of women scientists in the public sphere perpetuates the stereotype of the white male scientist and fails both to reflect the true diversity... more
Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than... more
Devil rays may have unknown birthing zone  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays tangled in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's Gulf of California could mean the endangered species has a previously unknown birthing zone in nearby... more
Playing video games generally not harmful to boys' social development  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new longitudinal study conducted in Norway looked at how playing video games affects the social skills of 6- to 12-year-olds. It found that playing the games affected... more
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk of preterm birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels... more
Endangered rays may have unknown birthing zone in Mexican waters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The discovery of dozens of pregnant giant devil rays accidentally caught in fishing nets in a village along Mexico's northern Gulf of California could mean the endangered species... more
Judge orders more sleep for San Francisco area jail inmates  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for female inmates at a San Francisco Bay area jail after inmates sued, saying lack of sleep... more
Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. more
How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangos with the immune system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men. more
How an obscure sexually transmitted parasite tangoes with the immune system  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men. more
The Latest: Tennessee advances 'triggered' abortion ban  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The Tennessee Senate has rejected a push to revive a bill this year to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy more
Subtler forms of harassment erode women's feelings of legitimacy in physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Sexual harassment is another barrier women in STEM must overcome, according to a new study. more
Sand tiger sharks return to shipwrecks off N.C. coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study reveals shipwrecks off North Carolina's coast are important habitats for sand tiger sharks, whose population plummeted in the 1980 and 1990s. Photos taken months and even years apart... more
Wakeup call: Pervasiveness of sexual harassment and its effect on female physics students  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A survey of 471 undergraduate women who attended the 2017 American Physical Society's Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) revealed that... more
Sand tiger sharks return to shipwrecks off N.C. coast  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Photos taken months, and in some cases years, apart by scuba divers show female sand tiger sharks returning to the same shipwrecks off the North Carolina coast, a new study... more
Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chemists at Tokyo Tech's Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science have designed and developed a capsule-shaped synthetic receptor that can distinguish between male and female steroid hormones. Namely, the receptor displays unusually... more
Biomimetics: Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers at Tokyo Tech have revealed that an artificial receptor preferentially binds male steroid hormones from a mixture of male and female hormones in water. Based on their findings, they... more
Researchers identify new allergen responsible for allergy to durum wheat  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An international team of researchers, in which a female researcher from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is involved, has identified one of the main causes of food allergy in... more
'Invisibilia' Team Takes A Deep Dive Into The Science Of Desire  NPR · 3 days
Most of us have a "type" — certain quirks and qualities we're just more into, that pique our sexual desire. But why are we attracted to... more
Biomimetics: Artificial receptor distinguishes between male and female hormones  nanowerk · 3 days
Study opens the door to developing ultrasensitive analytical devices for medical and sports applications. more
Smoking cessation during pregnancy associated with reduced risk of preterm birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
There is an important association between maternal cigarette smoking cessation during pregnancy and risk of preterm birth, according to a new Dartmouth-led study published in JAMA... more
Medical News Today: More evidence that being active extends life  MNT · 5 days
A recent study concluded that 'regardless of age, sex, or starting fitness level,' increased physical activity of any type reduces overall mortality risk. more
A polyaromatic receptor with high androgen affinity  Science Magazine · 5 days
Biological receptors distinguish and bind steroid sex hormones, e.g., androgen-, progestogen-, and estrogen-type hormones, with high selectivity. To date, artificial molecular receptors have been unable to discriminate between these classes of biosubstrates. Here, we... more
‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
‘Invisible Women’ explains how neglecting to collect or use data on women harms their health and safety. more
New study finds that previously described differences among endoscopists are not true  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy - for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -... more
Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age, males, those... more
Worldwide study reveals air pollution link to unborn baby growth  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Exposure to air pollution is linked to babies' growth during pregnancy, according to a landmark new study. more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
Features that make lizards appealing to potential mates are resilient to stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy -- features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors -- may be important... more
Urine salts elucidate Early Neolithic animal management at Asıklı Höyük, Turkey  Science Magazine · 1 week
The process of sheep and goat (caprine) domestication began by 9000 to 8000 BCE in Southwest Asia. The early Neolithic site at Asıklı Höyük in central... more
Features that make lizards sexy are resilient to stress  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy—features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors—may be important enough that they do not change in the face of... more
Gender identity leaves imprint on human brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Society's expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new article. more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Planned parenthood’s ‘risky strategy’ to update its image  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its reproductive health agenda. It has rolled out changes to the Title X program, which funds family planning services for low-income people, that are designed... more
Parenting chores cut into how much these bird dads fool around  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Frantic parenting demands after eggs hatch curtail male black coucals’ philandering excursions the most, a study finds. more
Universal late pregnancy ultrasound improves health of mothers, babies and could be cost saving  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency... more
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct... more
Gut bacteria and pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have found that with pregnancy there is a change in the composition of gut bacteria in women. This could be associated with the changing hormonal status they speculate. The results of their study titled, “Progesterone Increases... more
Partner status influences link between sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the more common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies and often lead to... more
New estimation method assesses natural variations in sex ratio at birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An international team of researchers, led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Leontine Alkema and her former Ph.D. student Fengqing Chao, developed a new estimation method for assessing... more
Study shows money lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to... more
Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a... more
Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples. more
Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies, and could be cost saving, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks' gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency... more
New study proves for the first time that intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bar-Ilan University researchers have found that these bacteria "sense" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move to the next generation... more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a paper recently published in the journal Biological Conservation, an international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study,... more
KNAUER self-tests gender pay gap one month after Equal Pay Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It is now almost exactly one month since the so-called Equal Pay Day on March 18, 2019 attracted a lot of attention in Germany. Entrepreneur Alexandra... more
Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Dopamine is responsible for sex-specific variations in common behaviors, finds a study of worm movements published in JNeurosci. more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
The new plan for destroying invasive pythons  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female. more
Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for pandas raising infants in native habitats. The study analyzed the difference in microhabitats of cave... more
Long-term study shows gender-based abortions lead to skewed gender population numbers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from Singapore, the United Nations Population Division, and the U.S. has found that abortions based on gender lead to larger-than-thought distortions in... more
Study explores factors that impact fertility preservation decisions in transgender youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The last thing on most teens' minds is whether or not they want to have kids someday. But transitioning transgender adolescents are forced to consider whether... more
'Lovely' and 'scientific'—Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female... more
Study shows link between animal's diet during sexual development and breeding habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An animal's choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity, research has shown. more
APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study... more
Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. more
Commuter spouses have a lot to teach us about the 'stickiness' of traditional marriage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For her new book, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann, interviewed nearly one hundred commuter spouses—couples who live apart in service to... more
New study sheds light on how extreme temperature hampers spermatogenesis in insects  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light... more
Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in... more
World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle died one day after a failed artificial insemination in China. more
Could climate change cause infertility?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. more
Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In most colonies, ants work in service of a single reproductive queen, but that's not always the way ant societies function. more
Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An animal's choice of mating partner can be influenced by what it eats during its sexual development, a study of insects has shown. more
Diet in development affects insect mating habits  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The study in beetles is the first to link an animal's nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits. more
Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Children and youth of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at increased risk of diabetes themselves, according to new research. more
Men sometimes act less interested in sex—in order to get it  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen. more
AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe  ABC NEWS · 1 week
AP Exclusive: The U.N. AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower more
Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday. more
Move more to live longer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Improving fitness doesn't require doing activities you don't like. The largest study to date of cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy people found that moving more is linked to living longer, regardless of age, sex, and starting fitness level. more
Anesthesia sends neurons down the wrong path in unborn rat babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study provides new insight into why -- and when -- anesthesia during pregnancy harms unborn brains. Most research into prenatal exposure to anesthesia has focused... more
Turtle-friendly plastic? A crafty solution to pollution, poaching and poverty  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every year thousands of turtles come ashore along the beaches of the south Pacific coast of Nicaragua to lay their eggs. The female turtles return to the beaches... more
American parents (still) prefer boys—and it's hurting their daughters' test scores  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The math gender gap may be narrowing, thanks to STEM programs, advocacy and an overdue backlash against inequality. But there's still a lot we don't know... more
A study on zebrafish reveals how sexual rivalry can affect sperm function and quality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The presence of a rival male affects sperm quality, according to a research study led by the University of Alicante... more
Evolutionary biologists demonstrate that male fruit flies manipulate their female partners  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Researchers from Münster (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland) now report that male flies... more
Medical News Today: Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy  MNT · 2 weeks
Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the... more
Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy  MNT · 2 weeks
Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here. more
FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a safety labeling change order to Sprout Pharmaceuticals for their drug, Addyi (flibanserin), that requires the company to revise important... more
Gender gap in spatial reasoning starts in elementary school, meta-analysis finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Males gain a slight advantage in mental-rotation performance during the first years of formal schooling, and this advantage slowly grows with age, tripling in size by... more
Medical News Today: What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy  MNT · 2 weeks
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and... more
What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy  MNT · 2 weeks
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. more
Medical association blasts military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
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