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The origins of monogamy in humans

The origins of monogamy in humans

Why humans evolved to be in monogamous relationships is still a bit of a mystery, but new research suggests it came about as a way to prevent infanticide. To learn more, check out Carl Zimmer’s article about this research in the New York Times HERE.

The discriminating vagina

The discriminating vagina

All kinds of things go into a woman’s vagina. Some are friendly (like sperm and vaginal microbes), and some are very bad (STDs). The immune system in the vagina has to be able to tell the difference and react appropriately. As you can imagine, the system isn’t perfect and sometimes things go terribly wrong. An … Continue reading

The NYC sex education “scandal”

The NYC sex education “scandal”

I live in New York state and, lately, the news has been all abuzz with stories about the new NYC sex education law which is, apparently, controversial. A never-ending parade of news articles with varying levels of truthiness, along with opinion pieces either for or against the measure have been popping up on my Google News … Continue reading