Companies pay bigger salaries when the risk of sexual harassment is high

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Many employers are now paying more when the risk for sexual harassment is high.

A new study shows that when the risk of workplace sexual harassment is high, companies pay bigger salaries. And that may just be because it’s cheaper to give a bump in pay than it is to banish bad behavior.

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Sexual Reproduction in Space Will Likely be Impossible Says Nasa

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Sexual reproduction is likely to be impossible in space due to cosmic radiation bombarding the human body.

Researchers at the agency’s Ames Research Centre in California found that without effective shielding on spacecraft, powerful proton particles would probably sterilize any female embryo conceived in deep space.

‘Gender Bending’ Chemical Now Linked to Male Infertility

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Bisphenol-A (BPA) linked to male infertility.

A controversial chemical used for decades in the mass production of food containers and baby bottles has been linked to male infertility for the first time.  Bisphenol-A (BPA), known as the “gender bending” chemical because of its connection to male impotence, has now been shown to decrease sperm mobility and quality.

Value of Sexual Reproduction Versus Asexual Reproduction

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Sexual vs. asexual reproduction – Only the snail’s hairdresser knows for sure

Living organisms have good reason for engaging in sexual, rather than asexual, reproduction according to Maurine Neiman, assistant professor of biology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and researcher in the Roy J. Carver Center for Genomics.

The study looked at sexual, as well as asexual, varieties of a New Zealand freshwater snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum, by sequencing mitochondrial genomes and found that the sexually reproducing snails had accumulated harmful DNA mutations at about half the rate of the asexual snails.

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Women Can Sense Attraction in a Man’s Sweat

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The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in Photo: AFP/GETTY
The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in and women can pick up on changes that indicate attraction, according to new research.
The study, led by Dr Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, in Texas, America, involved introducing two types of male sweat to 19 women in their 20s – one type was labelled ‘normal’, the other ‘sexual’.
The sweat was gathered from a selection of men who had polyester pads attached to their armpits.
The ‘normal’ sweat was gathered during a 20-minute session in which the men were asked to watch educational videos.
They were then asked to watch 20 minutes of an erotic video, during which the ‘sexual’ sweat was gathered.
The female participants were exposed to these different scents while researchers monitored their brain activity.
The women did not realise it but their brains not only recognised the scents but responded to them.
Dr Chen said the ‘sexual’ sweat lit up different regions of the participants’ brains.
She added her results suggested the female brain is capable of recognising the smell of a man who is attracted to her.
Dr Chen and her colleagues now intend to expand their research by look at how these scents actually affect a man and woman’s behaviour towards each other.
Via The Telegraph

The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in

The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in and women can pick up on changes that indicate attraction, according to new research.

The study, led by Dr Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, in Texas, America, involved introducing two types of male sweat to 19 women in their 20s – one type was labelled ‘normal’, the other ‘sexual’.

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Privacy Concerns Surround FBI And States Expanding DNA Databases

Privacy Concerns Surround FBI And States Expanding DNA Databases 

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Law enforcement officials are vastly expanding their collection of DNA to include millions more people who have been arrested or detained but not yet convicted. The move, intended to help solve more crimes, is raising concerns about the privacy of petty offenders and people who are presumed innocent.

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‘Sexting’ Laws Stir Up Controversy In The Legal System

So-Called ‘Sexting’ Laws Too Cloudy

“Sexting” — the act of sending naked pictures via text message — has stirred controversy in many communities and in the legal system at large as teenagers have been charged with pedophilia and forced to register as sex offenders for transmitting and receiving nude photos of underage individuals.

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