Are humans hardwired for monogamy?

Evolution steered humans toward pair bonding to ensure the survival of genes. But humans tend to get restless.

  • Monogamy is natural, but adultery is, too, says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher.
  • Even though humans are animals that form pair bonds, some humans have a predisposition for restlessness. This might come from the evolutionary development of a dual human reproductive strategy.
  • This drive to fall in love and form a pair bond evolved for an ecological reason: to rear our children as a team.
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Is artificial-womb technology a tool for women’s liberation?

The blood, sweat, and tears might not be so intrinsic to the process after all.

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While some women experience pregnancy and childbirth as joyful, natural and fulfilling, others find themselves recoiling in horror at the physical demands of carrying and sustaining a child in their womb, and even more so at the potential brutality of giving birth.

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Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.

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For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children's behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a fever.

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7 (more) board games to help kids think big

We catalogue seven more board games to teach children science, problem-solving, and even foster their creativity.

  • The number of board games being released each year is unprecedented.
  • Among the deluge of new and interesting titles, many can help develop life-critical skills, such as creativity, problem solving, and lateral thinking.
  • We look at seven more board games that help teach children to think big.
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Lying to your kids could make them more dishonest and less well-adjusted as adults

"I've got Santa on the phone and he says he's not coming unless you go to bed now."

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Telling white lies to children can be somewhat par for the course when you're a parent: "I've got Santa on the phone and he says he's not coming unless you go to bed now," is particularly useful during the festive season, for example.

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