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2011-01-20 14:32:20

Society has long debated the contrasting advantages of monogamy and promiscuity and, in western society at least, the long term benefits of monogamy have in general won out. However new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that sperm from polygamous mice are better competitors in the race for fertilisation. Dr Ren©e Firman at the Centre for Evolutionary Biology, University of Western Australia, has used house mice to show that sperm...

2011-01-07 00:00:44

At a time when monogamy is the it subject in Hollywood movies, genConnect experts Dr. Alan Altman and Dr. Marianne Brandon tackle the hot topic and whether we were born to be with just one partner. Aspen, CO (PRWEB) January 6, 2011 "I think monogamy goes against basic biology." genConnect.com premier relationship doctors will be discussing this powerful quote in a video event to air on the website. Watch on January 10, 2011 Dr. Marianne Brandon, author of Monogamy: The Untold Story, and...

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2010-11-03 10:00:00

Human ancestors from over four million years ago were quite promiscuous, with monogamous relationships developing as hominins evolved over time, claims a new study published in the British scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The research, which was led by Emma Nelson of the University of Liverpool's School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, involved the study of the fossilized fingers of Neanderthals and ancient apes, as well as the species Ardipithecus ramidus and...

2010-06-15 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While TV hosts and bloggers debate the splits of Tiger and Elin Woods, Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, Al and Tipper Gore, mega-bestselling author John Gray knows exactly what it takes to win the marriage marathon. "The secret to a super marriage is passionate monogamy," says Gray. "A couple has to share a hot and lasting desire for each other, an intimate connection that makes cheating not worth it." Gray explains, "Many men don't instinctively...

2010-04-02 09:03:39

A University of Iowa study found that one-third of sexual relationships in the Chicago area lack exclusivity. One in 10 men and women reported that both they and their partner had slept with other people. Lovers in "friends with benefits" situations or those "hooking up" with a stranger or acquaintance proved much more likely to have multiple partners, according to the survey of 783 heterosexual adults. Researchers are interested in the topic because concurrent partnerships speed up the...

2009-12-01 14:31:04

Model is expected to help researchers better understand social bonding and impairments to such behavior Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have successfully generated the first transgenic prairie voles, an important step toward unlocking the genetic secrets of pair bonding. The future application of this technology will enable scientists to perform a host of genetic manipulations that will help identify the brain mechanisms of social bonding and...

2009-07-08 12:04:25

A social psychologist in the Netherlands says wealthy women tend to have more sons than their poorer counterparts. Dr. Thomas Pollet of Groningen University said data on 95,000 Rwandan mothers suggests low-ranking wives in polygynous marriages have more daughters than sons, Britain's Daily Telegraph said Wednesday. Our findings show that low-ranking wives, of third order or lower, have lower fertility than other women, suggesting that they are in poorer condition, Pollet said. These...

2009-06-30 09:09:22

Avoidance of inbreeding is evident amongst humans, and has been demonstrated in some shorebirds, mice and sand lizards. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology now report that it also occurs in a strictly monogamous species of bird, suggesting that the black-legged kittiwake possesses the ability to choose partners with a very different genetic profile.The study, led by Richard H. Wagner from the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology of the Austrian Academy of...

2009-04-27 13:21:38

A Scottish study challenges longstanding expectations that men are promiscuous and women tend to be more particular when it comes to choosing a mate. Lead study author Dr. Gillian R. Brown of the School of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews said that in 1948, Angus J. Bateman's famous studies in fruit flies showed that males exhibit greater variance in mating success -- defined as the number of sexual partners -- and in reproductive success -- the number of offspring -- when...

2009-04-25 08:20:19

A new study challenges long-standing expectations that men are promiscuous and women tend to be more particular when it comes to choosing a mate. The research, published by Cell Press in the April issue of the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, suggests that human mating strategies are not likely to conform to a single universal pattern and provides important insights that may impact future investigations of human mating behaviors. In 1948, Angus J. Bateman's performed some now famous...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.