"...it’s a world so full of carnal conflicts of interest
and deception that only now are biologists getting to grips with all of its ins and outs, including an understanding of why human sex may be about pleasure rather than pain."[via BBC] [more inside]
's illustrated (and explained) animal mating habits
. [somewhat NSFW]
Sexual ornaments grow out of all proportion
It seems that men will be men throughout the animal kindom, not just our little lonely corner of of it.
Most body parts grow proportionally with the rest of the body as individuals of a species become larger, although scientists have long known that visual cues of reproductive prowess are a special case.
But is this the case with everyone
Female X chromosome 'cracked'
- "The discovery, by an international consortium of scientists, shows that females are far more variable than previously thought and, when it comes to genes, more complex than men." Nature reports
two new studies; one on the complete sequencing of the X chromosome
for humans, which sheds some light on how sex evolved and how women differ from men, and another on how women express many genes from X chromosomes previously thought dormant
The strange case of the homosexual necrophiliac duck pushed out the boundaries of knowledge in a rather improbable way when it was recorded by Dutch researcher Kees Moeliker.
Mother Earth is Lookin' Good These Days
--Maybe I just have a lack of culture, but I didn't know anything about earth erotica photography
. Also didn't know if I should be viewing the site