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seven-year itch divorce
2015-01-20 10:26:15

It seems like most divorces happen around the seven-year mark, "the seven-year itch," as it's been termed. But how much science is there behind this trend? Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher digs into the phenomenon and finds some surprising correlations.

mantis shrimp
2015-01-05 10:16:08

While natural selection suggests having a greater number of partners and a genetically diverse group of offspring would be most beneficial, some creatures still opt to settle down with a single partner to raise a family. This is a theory as to why.

2014-12-19 12:24:06

Plus - more people are discovering open relationships and non-monogamy... BALTIMORE, Dec.

women who cheat
2014-08-19 03:30:18

When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for more romantic passion, which includes sex — and don't want to divorce their husbands, suggests new research presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Owl Monkeys Don't Cheat
2014-03-19 14:44:02

True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to "mate for life," genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.

Oxytocin Makes Men More Attracted To Their Partners
2013-11-26 07:20:07

Researchers at the Bonne University Medical Center found that if oxytocin is administered to men and if they are shown pictures of their partner, the bonding hormone stimulates the reward center in the brain, increasing the attractiveness of the partner, and strengthening monogamy.

Monogamy Evolved As A Mating Strategy
2013-07-30 05:38:41

The evolution of monogamy among male mammals appears to have been triggered by the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males, researchers reported on Monday in the journal PNAS.

Diverse Activity Patterns Of Birds During The Arctic Breeding Season
2013-06-19 11:17:58

Our internal circadian clock regulates daily life processes and is synchronized by external cues, the so-called Zeitgebers.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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