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2009-02-20 14:56:11

Researchers at Uppsala University can now show that what is good for one sex is not always good for the other sex. In fact, evolutionary conflicts between the two sexes cause characteristics and behaviors that are downright injurious to the opposite sex.

2009-02-19 13:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking new survey sponsored by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) finds that 82% of young adults aged 18-30 plan to get married and stay married for life. However, an estimated 40% of first marriages end in divorce.

2009-02-03 10:57:25

Most animals, like humans, have separate sexes — they are born, live out their lives and reproduce as one sex or the other. However, some animals live as one sex in part of their lifetime and then switch to the other sex, a phenomenon called sequential hermaphroditism.

2009-01-16 09:38:40

Scientists have developed a mathematical model of the mating game to help explain why courtship is often protracted.

2008-12-04 00:29:43

Many think parents confronted with an empty nest are sad and lonely, but a U.S. study suggests children leaving home may help their parents' marriage. University of California, Berkeley psychologists Sara M. Gorchoff, Oliver P.

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2008-10-23 08:10:00

Spanish researchers said Friday that female spiders who consume their male suitors produce stronger, larger and more numerous offspring than spiders with more mundane diets.

2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Steve Cornell Marriage offers the closest possible relationship of intimacy and companionship we can enjoy. I've been married for more than 25 years and for 20 of them, I've done a lot of marriage counseling. Marriage should be a relationship of mutual encouragement, acceptance and partnership.

2008-09-25 00:00:12

By ANN GRIES My boyfriend and I have been living together for three years. I am ready to get married, but he isn't sure he is ready for such a big commitment. Is commitment really that important in marriage? L. S. Commitment is very important in marriage.

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2008-09-12 11:08:28

Female spiders are voracious predators and consume a wide range of prey, which sometimes includes their mates. A number of hypotheses have been proposed for why females eat males before or after mating.


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Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

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2007-02-21 11:04:54

The Greek Tortoise, Testudo graeca, is one of four European member of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. The other members of the family are Herman's Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise, and Horsfield's Tortoise. There are six noticeable differences between males and females of the Greek Tortoise. Males have a longer tail that tapers to an even point. The anal cavity opening is farther from the base of the tail on the male. The male's underbelly is somewhat curved, while females have a flat...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.