The Testicular Fortitude of Urbexers

Following our recent Improbable article on the male bias in military bunker enthusiasts, may we recommend a follow-up paper by Carrie Mott at the Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, and Susan M. Roberts University of Kentucky; Department of Geography, and University of Turku, Finland; which examines (amongst much more) the ‘testicular fortitude’ of ‘urbexers’. “Urbex […]

Count the tempestuous assumptions

Blustery academia sometimes coughs up a perfectly delight-filled storm of assumptions. With that quasi-thought in mind, can you count the assumptions in this new study? The study is: “Female hurricanes are deadlier than male hurricanes,” Kiju Jung, Sharon Shavitt, Madhu Viswanathan, and Joseph M. Hilbe, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), epub June 2, 2014. Here’s one, […]

Enhanced Men Seem Satisfied with Women’s Satisfaction with Enhanced Membership

Another study about enhanced membership and satisfaction in venues where males and females interact: “High Patient Satisfaction after Inflatable Penile Prostheses Implantation Correlates with Female Partner Satisfaction,” Ioannis Vakalopoulos, Spyridon Kampantais, Stavros Ioannidis, Leonidas Laskaridis, Panagiotis Dimopoulos, Chrysovalantis Toutziaris, Michail Koptsis, Gerard D. Henry, Vasileios Katsikas, Journal of Sexual Medicine, epub 2013.  The authors, at […]

Eunuchs as better fighters?

Handicapping a genuine fight is not always as easy as it seems. As in other endeavors, much of the “everybody knows” knowledge ain’t necessarily so. Consider this case study from the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts: “Eunuchs as better fighters?” Simona Kralj-Fišer [pictured here] and Matjaž Kuntner, Naturwissenschaften, Volume 99, […]