How Do I Look in These Genes? The Science of DNA Dating

That sensation you feel when you meet someone you like—that visceral pull towards another human being—there's biology behind that. And if there's biology behind that, it can be measured, and controlled for, and used to help determine if two people will be attracted to each other before they ever even meet in person. » 2/09/15 11:30am 2/09/15 11:30am

Author Barbara Ehrenreich Revisits Her 1987 Look at the Future of Sex

The January 1987 issue of the legendary (and sadly, now defunct) Omni magazine included predictions from 14 "great minds" about what the world might look like in twenty years. By the year 2007, musician David Byrne believed that computers would do little for future musicians outside of their bookkeeping. Noted rich… » 6/24/13 4:50pm 6/24/13 4:50pm

Nate Silver Offers Up a Statistical Analysis of Your Failing…

While data shows that overall happiness in your relationship fell 8 more points, there is still a 31 percent chance of makeup sex this Friday, depending on average energy levels after work and how proactive you're feeling (see chart). However, if you just order $18 of Chinese takeout like you did last weekend,… » 2/27/13 4:20pm 2/27/13 4:20pm

Science Proves Men Really Are Attracted to Psychologically Vulnerable…

Men, it seems, are sadly predictable creatures. A new study suggests that males are physically attracted to women who are psychologically vulnerable—that is to say, immature, depressed, or unintelligent—-though that doesn't necessarily convert into a desire for a long-term relationship with them. » 5/25/12 9:32am 5/25/12 9:32am

Women Are Happier in Relationships When Their Partner Knows They're…

Sometimes, science doesn't provide radical new findings, it just confirms what we've all suspected for generations. Take, for instance, a recent study that shows women are happier in relationships when men know they're miserable. Men on the other hand, they're just happy when their partner is happy. » 3/06/12 9:37am 3/06/12 9:37am