On the Italian edition of the show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”, a contestant recently spent eight minutes wrestling with a question raised in an Ig Nobel Prize-winning study: Who do ostriches prefer as sex partners? Watch this taut dramatic incident: The study being discussed here garnered the 2002 Ig Nobel biology prize for […]
This chart compares the personality traits of male and female physicists, all of whom are fictional. It’s part of the study “Portrayal of Physicists in Fictional Works,” Daniel Dotson, Comparative Literature and Culture, Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 2009) Article 5.
New Zealand’s 3News has a good intentionally ambiguous headline: University investigating sea slug sex life Massey University is turning its skills on an ‘urgent, local issue’ – the sex life of a sea slug. “We want to find out who the slugs are having sex with,” says evolutionary geneticist Professor Paul Rainey. “Is it with […]
A study called The Sexual Unification of Germany tells what happened, on paper and in some people’s heads, when East Germany hooked up with West. After the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in 1989, salacious minds wondered how many, how quickly, how often, and just how Easterners would fall into bed with Westerners. Ingrid Sharp, […]
A soon-to-be-published study ogles women who ogle while they ovulate: “I Only Have Eyes for You: Ovulation Redirects Attention (But Not Memory) to Attractive Men,” Uriah S. Anderson, Elaine F. Perea, D. Vaughn Becker, Joshua M. Ackerman, Jenessa R. Shapiro, Steven L. Neuberg and Douglas T. Kenrick, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, article in press […]
Ernest L. Abel, one of the Detroit doctors who say the letter “D” foreshadows death, is the same Ernest L. Able who compiled and edited the highly stimulating (in its time) book Drugs and Sex, ISBN-13: 978-0-313-23941-0, 129 pages, Greenwood Press, 1983.
“…the recent rise of fundamentalist and new age religious movements calls for a reexamination of the current link between religion and sexual behavior.” says a recent research article which may be the first academic study to have cross-tabulated Spiritualists, Agnostics, Atheists, Jews, Monotheist Christians, Fundamentalists (and those who declare no religion) – with their preferences […]
Ernest L. Abel, the Detroit doctors who say the letter “D” foreshadows death, is not only the same Ernest L. Able who compiled and edited the highly stimulating (in its time) book Drugs and Sex, ISBN-13: 978-0-313-23941-0, 129 pages, Greenwood Press, 1983. He also wrote the highly provocative (in its time) book A Marihuana Dictionary, […]
Lest anyone wonder why they studied the effect of mobile phones on rabbits’ sex lives, Nader Salama, Tomoteru Kishimoto, Hiro-Omi Kanayama and Susumu Kagawa spelled out their reasons. Many scientists had tried (though for the most part failed) to prove that repeatedly holding a mobile phone against a person’s head causes damage to the brain. […]
More than a million have viewed the 3-minute video of Dr. Pek Van Andel and his Ig Nobel Prize-winning study of people having sex in an MRI machine. (And note: Dr. Van Andel demonstrated his findings on the the Ig Nobel Tour of Scandinavia last month.)