gender

A new study offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls. National Institutes of Health scientists found that a single amino acid change in the NLGN4 gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases. Researchers led by Katherine Roche, Ph.D… Read more

A new paper argues that there are at least nine directions of brain-gender variation. The terminology humans have conceived to explain and study our own brain may be mis-aligned with how these constructs are actually represented in nature. For example, in many human societies, when a baby is born either a “male” or a “female”… Read more

Few sports are as fast and furious as roller derby. The hour-long game unfolds in frenetic two-minute bursts as two teams race anti-clockwise around an oval track. Each team has a “jammer” aiming to pass four opposing “blockers”, and they score points for each opponent they lap. Blockers can obstruct the path with their torso… Read more

1992: Teen Talk Barbie is released with the controversial voice fragment, “Math class is hard.” The toy’s release met with public backlash. But this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not thrive in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields due to biological deficiencies in math aptitude. Jessica Cantlon at Carnegie Mellon… Read more

There is no shortage of research on what helps create, support and maintain a healthy intimate relationship, and how the individuals involved perceive them. A new study, led by Ursula Athenstaedt from the University of Graz, takes a different crack at the subject. The study[1] investigates how people look back on their former relationships subsequent… Read more