Differences between male and female skulls in some species of gibbon may shed light on how our extinct ancestors lived.
Rather than distinctly male or female, the human brain is much more like the heart, kidneys and lungs – basically the same no matter the sex of the body it’s in.
If we want to know how COVID-19 works, we need to know more than just the age and sex of who it kills.
Machine-learning algorithms can tell male from female brains. New research shows they might just be noticing that men have larger heads.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Equal rights are not enough. Inequality exists in our minds, in our biases and prejudices, and that remains to be fixed.
Here’s what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what’s innate and what’s acquired.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their “reactive” immune systems.
How can the same basic genome produce such different forms in the two sexes of a single species? It turns out one gene can encode for various things, depending on the order its instructions are read.
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
Studies can’t predict an individual’s behavior. But meta-analyses of social science research turn up differences in men’s versus women’s leadership styles, on average.
Social stress is a main cause of depression, and women, in general, experience more stress than men. But new research suggests men may be more vulnerable to depression caused by stressful events.
Fathers experience an equal rise in the bonding chemical oxytocin as mothers do when interacting with their infant.
New research suggests disrupted sleep patterns could have more impact on some measures of women’s performance than men’s.
Are there sex differences in the human brain? The answer is more nuanced than yes or no.
Men aren’t from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We’re all from Earth.
Public engagement of academics has increased enormously in recent decades. But this new level of engagement is producing problems and conflicts for which many academics are ill-prepared.
Clinical health research should stop ignoring important sex differences.
Research on distance runners reveals evidence of a large sex difference in competitiveness.
Is there an ideal body shape that is universally attractive? A recent study shows that beauty is more complex, and diverse, than that.