“One growing area of research involves the study of engagement ring preferences, as a putative cue to male commitment to, and willingness to share resources with, the female recipient.” – explain Ashley Locke, Jessica Desrochers, Danielle Lynch and Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University, Canada, in a 2019 publication of the Human Evolution Laboratory. “We examined […]
How gold wedding rings go missing abrasively
A gold wedding band symbolises permanence, but bits of it disappear as a marriage endures, scraping against the marital skin every moment that metal and finger convene. Georg Steinhauser, a chemist at Vienna University of Technology, calculated how much goes missing, how quickly and at what cost. Steinhauser’s study, Quantification of the Abrasive Wear of a Gold Wedding […]
Christian End Investigations
Despite being blessed with a colourful name, Professor Christian End demonstrates that one can make significant discoveries by looking at unglamorous questions. End, based at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, specialises in exploring the psychology of sports fans. In the year 2009 he blew past his professional competitors, who generally confine their interest to the […]
Fire hose engagement ring
For big love, for the traditonalist, especially for the traditionalist who adores big, big, wet, wet sloppy kisses, there is the fire hose engagement ring.