​The Flu Shot Is Less Effective in Men With High Testosterone

For years, Sabra Klein has been trying to start a conversation about sex. The Johns Hopkins immunologist studies why women have stronger immune systems than men—a phenomenon that underlies the fact that women are three times more likely to develop autoimmune diseases—but are also better protected by vaccines. The… » 12/23/13 3:00pm 12/23/13 3:00pm

New study: Striking brain differences explain some gender stereotypes

A new research paper published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences demonstrates that men and women's brains connectivity is very different which, according to the authors, gives a "potential neural basis as to why men excel at certain tasks and women at others," matching some commonly-held… » 12/03/13 12:51pm 12/03/13 12:51pm

Do geek stereotypes keep women out of computer science?

The media is full of geek stereotypes, everywhere from Big Bang Theory to episodes of CSI and NCIS. These images of geeks as antisocial, immature dorks may seem harmless — but a new study suggests these media images help keep women out of computer science. » 6/27/13 6:23pm 6/27/13 6:23pm

Monthly Mail-Order Grooming Service Birchbox Finally Figures Out…

Back in April, I wrote one of my first-ever Gizmodo posts, a rant about the monthly mail-order grooming service Birchbox and how their male/female skewed boxes tended to reinforce gender constructs in a pretty annoying way. » 7/12/12 7:40pm 7/12/12 7:40pm

Don't Worry, Men: The Y Chromosome Isn't Dying Out

For a long time, biologists have predicted that the Y chromosome—the DNA that makes men men—was gradually dying out, and that it would eventually lead to the extiniction of the male of the species. Fortunately, a team of researchers has proven that isn't the case. » 2/23/12 9:28am 2/23/12 9:28am

Shocking News: Dudes Like the Internet More Than Ladies

A new study on the "Happiness Index" polled 8,500 Australians aged 18-64, and it found that for men, they were happiest while on the internet. For women, on the other hand, they were made the most happy while spending quality time with the family. I can't see how the discrepancy could cause any relationship problems.… » 10/01/08 11:50am 10/01/08 11:50am