The Mating Game

Challenging the common assumption that reproduction is a random process, Auckland University’s Valerie Grant claims to be able to predict whether a woman is more likely to produce male or female offspring via a “personality test.” By placing female biology at the center of the issue, Grant aligns human procreation with the rest of the animal kingdom. As she argues, many animals use factors such as temperature to control the gender of their offspring – why shouldn’t humans (consciously or not) do the same?


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Maps Reveal New Details About Zealandia

Maps Reveal New Details About Zealandia

New Zealand’s research institute GNS Science has published two maps revealing new research about the underwater continent Zealandia, where dinosaurs once roamed – and is allowing the public to virtually explore…