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Male mice in pain want sex, but females don't - Futurity

Pain from inflammation greatly reduces sexual motivation in female mice in heat—but has no such effect on males, research shows.

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The (Psychic?) Dreams of Psychologists

Look, I blame myself. I took a few weeks off from writing Unpopular Science posts because I was traveling and then deathly ill (I couldn't talk, which for me is a kind of death). And what happens? Rick Dyer admits he didn't murder Bigfoot, a Texas couple shot a chupacabra, and Jesus appeared on a …

Meet Kryptodrakon: Oldest Known Pterodactyl Found in China

Kryptodrakon flew the Jurassic skies about 163 million years ago.<p>The oldest known pterodactyl has been unearthed in China, pushing back the evolution of the ancient flying reptiles by five million years, a new study says.<p>Dubbed <i>Kryptodrakon progenitor</i>, the beast had a wingspan of 4.5 feet (1.4 …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

True Facts About The Duck - video

Spring is the season when parents everywhere like to give their adorable children a pet duck. Then, after the cute fluffy yellow duckling grows up into a large smelly noisy white barnyard duck that ferociously guards the family bath from all invaders, they then "free" the bird into the local park, …