evolution

science of sex

Why You Love the Way Your Partner Smells

We dive deep into the genetic mechanism that helps to prevent us inadvertently having sex with our relatives.
Sirin Kale
3.9.18
Science

Sex with Men Isn't a Waste of Time, New Study Confirms

New research gets to the bottom of why more female animals don't just reproduce on their own.
Gabby Bess
12.21.16
Science

New Research Uncovers Why Humans' Boners Are Boneless

Tons of mammals have penis bones—unless you're a male homo sapiens, that is.
Sirin Kale
12.14.16
relationships

Women Are Evolutionarily Programmed to Cheat, Researcher Says

Research argues that women are programmed to line up replacement males in case their original mate gets sick or dies. We speak to the researcher behind the controversial theory.
Sirin Kale
8.23.16
Health

'Being a Man Is Bad News': Study Finds Men Are Genetically Doomed

New research suggests that the reason behind why women live longer than men is in our DNA.
Gabby Bess
8.16.16
News

New Study Finds Potential Explanation for Elusive Female Orgasm

How the female orgasm, which serves no evolutionary purpose, came to be has been a mystery for decades. But new research suggests the answer may lie in ferret sex.
Candace Bryan
8.1.16
Culture

Evolution Explains Why Women Love Rolling Their Eyes So Much

Passive-aggressive eye-rolling isn't just a teen tactic. Evolutionary psychologists say women of all ages engage in this not-so-subtle act of dominance.
Gabby Bess
2.18.16
Sex

An Anthropologist Explains Why Over 40% of People Refuse to Date Virgins

We talked to leading love researcher Dr. Helen Fisher about how humans are returning to our hunter-gatherer days, millennials' fear of divorce, and why men fall in lover faster than women.
Mish Barber Way
9.24.15