Researchers in Sweden and Australia published a new study exploring how the length of males’ genitalia affects the size of females’ brains. Anyone who reads the study discovers that it’s about a species of tiny fish; and the effect, if it happens, occurs over the span of many generations, possibly not so much with individual females […]
Nicole Martins who is Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Telecommunications,Indiana University, US, has undertaken (along with colleagues from the University of Southern California, and the University of Illinois) a unique investigation into ‘Virtual muscularity’. The study sought to quantify the body sizes of male video-game characters to determine whether such images reflect actual bodies […]
Layoffs and male births: Handwaving?
At first glance, this abstract appears to involve lots of handwaving and guesswork. Is that the case? Or does the abstract misrepresent the actual study? (Thanks to investigator Scott Langill for bringing this to our attention.) “Selection in utero: A biological response to mass layoffs,” Ralph Catalano, Claire E. Margerison Zilko, Katherine B. Saxton, Tim […]