- Evolution is steered by aggressive competition between females – “One of the big themes in these studies is the fact that females invest so much energy in reproduction and child-rearing that they are unlikely to expend enormous amounts of energy on competition. Instead of smashing each other, they engage in low cost forms of competition, often resolving the question of who gets to breed and who doesn’t without ever fighting.” From Criticaldragon1177.
- The HPV vaccine and the case for race-based medicine – “The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, approved in 2006, protects against strains of the virus responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. But what about the remaining 30%? It turns out that those strains circulate more frequently among African-American and non-white Hispanic women…” From Sarah.
- Bra politics – This article brings up the interesting point of what would clothes look like if they were designed to flatter breasts that were unaltered by bras?
- This booze substitute and its “antidote” get you drunk pain-free – From Mary, who definitely made a Synthehol joke.
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