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The science behind attraction
Jena E Pincott
A look at the psychology of heart rate variability.
How much is consciousness—who we are in relation to others and to the world—a product of touch?
Little space cadets are exasperating. But are kids now living too much in the moment?
A new JAMA study found a connection between dementia and nonprescription sleep aids (considered safe in pregnancy). The study focused on seniors, but what might these findings mean for the brains of fetuses, babies, and children?
Are we drawn to the odors of people who eat healthily?
A study finds that people appear much hotter when standing next to a very attractive ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend.
Among the many subtle evils of BPA, a chemical used in food packaging, is its effect on manhood. What is it doing on a societal level?
A recent study suggests that tears reduce male aggression in men towards women. Do the chemicals in babies' tears also manipulate us?
A new study finds that there's a defined age at which children stop being universally irresistible.
A new study finds a connection between liking sweets and being sweet
New evidence that hormones from pregnancy and parenting may protect the brain late in life -- under certain conditions
Do we drop our eggs at the whiff of a high-testosterone male?
The surprising science of pregnancy.
How men and women are perceived differently when they become parents
A surprising number of men are sexually aroused by pregnancy. A new study reveals what makes a guy more likely to fetishize a woman's bump.
How can researchers explain why elder siblings score, on average, three points higher on IQ tests than their younger siblings?
Specific genes influence maternal behavior -- but what does that mean?
The case for why pregnant women should eat fish, not fish oil supplements.
A new study examines whether attractiveness in infancy is predictive.
Research is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to find. An assortment of studies on love, sex, and babies — fresh from the lab.
Why prenatal stress sets a baby's life expectancy clock to tick faster -- or not
A surprising number of women don't know their status until halfway through their pregnancy, or even later. There's an evolutionary explanation.
Why a fish-and-coconut diet might lead to happier, healthier babies
When a common single-celled protozoa infects our bodies, it may also affect our brains and behavior
Inflammatory new science on a common chemical.
Who would we be without the hair above our eyes?
Have we evolved to rely more on our father's social cues than our mother's?
There are three categories of expectant fathers — one of which is more likely to cheat.
Why physical arousal is not proof that a woman is really turned on.
Why dads make babies demanding and dependent
Jena Pincott, author of Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?, writes about the quirky, hidden side of science—the shocking, subconscious, under-the-radar stuff.