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2011-01-07 06:15:00

A chemical signal released in the tears of a crying woman may temporarily lower a man's testosterone level if he is within sniffing range of the tears, even though there is no noticeable odor given off, according to researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and the Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv. It is the first such signal researchers have found in human tears, and it's probably not unique to just women's. Theirs were just the first to be studied. "It's hard to get men to...

2010-11-24 11:30:52

Pity the poor female fruit fly. Being a looker is simply not enough, it seems. If you're to get a date, much less a proposal, you must also smell and act like a girl. Otherwise, you might just have a fight on your hands. Read more in next week's issue of the online, open access journal PLoS Biology. As with most animals, Drosophila face the problem of distinguishing between a potential mate and a potential competitor. If, when meeting a second fruit fly, a male fly thinks "female," he'll...

2010-11-17 00:01:12

Be the center of attention all day...and all night! Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 16, 2010 Booty Parlor, the beauty parlor for your love life, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest attraction agent: Flirty Little Secret Perfume Oil with Pheromones. The provocative, alcohol-free fragrance is petite and portable, so you can apply it anywhere, any time you want to be in the spotlight. It makes you feel alluring, and boosts your sexy self-confidence! "Everything about this...

2010-10-18 08:33:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.  On the other hand, after men exercise, they usually look like he just got out of the pool.  A recent study in Japan looks at the differences between men and women's response to changes in exercise intensity and how men are more effective sweaters in those regards.  Regardless of the difference between sexes, researchers say women 'shouldn't sweat it.' Researchers that Osaka University and Kobe...

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2010-09-09 08:44:29

Male bedbugs are known to be very unfussy when it comes to mating, mounting any well-fed bug they can see - regardless of age or gender. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology have discovered how immature bedbug nymphs, who would be harmed by the traumatic insemination technique practiced by the males, release alarm pheromones to deter this unwanted attention. Vincent Harraca, from Lund University, Sweden, worked with a team of researchers to stage encounters between males...

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2010-07-01 07:10:31

Sex pheromone production in European corn borer races explored -- tracking the origin of new species The coming of summer brings promise for humans and insects alike. The farmer planted maize for a bountiful harvest, but the European Corn Borer (ECB) is looking for a good meal right away. The caterpillars of this pest bore deep into the maize stems, where they eat the inner pith causing the weakened stalks to fall over before the ears can ripen. As if one pest were not bad enough, there are...

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2010-05-04 12:52:16

Researchers in the Department of Entomology,  University of California, Davis, have discovered that the fruit fly has a native odorant receptor that detects the silkworm moth's sex pheromone, and that it's "amazingly more sensitive" than the moth's odorant receptor. Their work could open research doors for insect-inspired biosensors. The odor detector or OR is a means of chemical communication that helps insects find mates.  The olfactory link between silkworm moths (Bombyx mori)...

2010-04-19 08:38:22

Universit© de Montr©al scientists uncover mystery in journal Nature A mystery about the mechanism behind sexual mate selection has been resolved. According to a new study published in the journal Nature, Universit© de Montr©al researchers have discovered a molecular switch that becomes activated in response to a potential mate's signal. Simply put, an organism knows that a potential mate is close-by and healthy enough to mate. "This mating decision is controlled by a...

2010-04-12 18:15:51

To look at the tobacco budworm moth and its close cousin, you wouldn't be able to tell the fuzzy-looking, fingertip-size moths apart. But put males of each species as far as six car-lengths away from females,  and even in the darkness of midnight they easily find their way to mates from their own species while ignoring females from the other species. Today, the genes that keep the species sexually isolated are no longer a mystery, thanks to research from North Carolina State University...

2010-03-04 10:40:00

MONTREAL, March 4 /PRNewswire/ - With nearly 30 years of experience in managing creative and design teams in New York and Boston, David Rollert has joined Pheromone, the interactions agency as its vice president of interactive design. He will be heading up the agency's key interactive sector that includes teams involved in concept development, design, creation, user experience, prototyping and user research. Since the 1980s, David has lent his talent for building and managing design, creation...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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