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The "Chemical of Love"

13 Feb 2020

The aphrodisiac story of chocolate is an ancient one, going back all the way to 1519 and the first visit of the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes to Mexico. Cortes found much to his liking here, in...

They Say It’s Genetic But My Parents Don’t Have It

13 Jun 2019

When we’re told a condition we have is “genetic”, it’s tempting to think it means our parents had it, and their parents before them, all the way up to some mysterious Eve-bites-the-apple event. But...

How You Can Save Your Child from Some Cancers

16 Apr 2019

That’s right, there is a vaccine against cancer, and it’s been on the market since 2006. This vaccine protects against the most dangerous types of human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus...

Happy Birthday, Viagra

5 Apr 2018

Twenty years ago last month, a medication called sildenafil was approved by the FDA. It is perhaps better known by its brand name of Viagra. Very few medications have enjoyed such widespread pop...

Rabbits, Reproduction and Making Mochi on the Moon

1 Apr 2018

Rabbits have an undoubtedly important association with Easter, but they’ve played important roles in many societies through the ages.

Corn flakes Were Created to Stop Masturbation

23 Jun 2017

Cornflakes might not be your favourite breakfast cereal, but it remains one of the cereals that is always at the breakfast buffet, and always in your mother’s pantry.  It might just be that your...

Apples and Sex

20 Mar 2017

Did Eve eat an apple to have a better sex life with Adam? One might come to that conclusion after reading a paper published in the Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics with the alluring title ...

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