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  1. Why We Have Sex

    March 30, 2005 -- Take away the sweet talk and lust, and sex comes down to survival of the fittest, a new British study shows. How did the researchers figure that out? They didn't ask this year's so-called sexiest man or woman alive. No surveys were done on modern mating habits; no calls were made t

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  2. Recipe for Happiness in Marriage

    March 22, 2005 -- The old saying about marriage that "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" is getting some scientific support. Cultivating your own happiness could make your spouse happier, too. "A married man is significantly more satisfied with his life when his wife becomes more sati

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  3. Want Romance? Oysters May Really Work

    March 16, 2005 -- Oysters' reputation as an aphrodisiac is legendary, but now researchers say they may have found scientific evidence to back up those claims. A team of American and Italian researchers has found evidence that at least four varieties of bivalve mollusks -- a seafood category that inc

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  4. Urine Smell May Have 'Manly' Attraction

    Feb. 22, 2005 -- Is there such a thing as a uniquely male smell that attracts females? Yes, and it's not for sale at the cologne counter. In fact, it would probably be a dud in the scent industry. Not many men would want to wear it, especially since it would only beckon ladies of the rodent variety.

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  5. Opposites Attract, but Do They Marry?

    Feb. 14, 2005 -- Opposites may attract, but a new study casts doubt on the old saying and suggests that like minds have a much better chance of getting married and living happily ever after. Researchers found newlywed couples were much more similar in terms of attitudes and values than they were dif

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  6. Looking for Love Doesn't Take Long

    Feb. 11, 2005 - Looking for love may take much less time than most people think. A new study suggests that people can assess a potential mate in moments rather than months. Researchers surveyed participants of a speed dating service and found that the men and women made their dating decisions based

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  7. Secret Relationships Falter Fast

    Feb. 11, 2005 -- Don't believe the hype about secret relationships. They're better suited to soap operas, not real life. "While romantic secrecy may appear to be mysterious and exciting, it may also interfere with the quality and closeness of an ongoing romance," write Craig Foster, PhD, and W. Keit

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  8. Making Music Switches Off Stress

    Feb. 8, 2005 -- Playing with a music machine turns off the body's stress machine, researchers say. Some 300 years ago, British dramatist William Congreve noted music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or to bend a knotted oak. Now researchers have put the first of these three cla

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  9. Is There a 'Gay Gene'?

    Jan. 28, 2005 - The genes a man gets from his mother and father may play an important role in determining whether he is gay or not, according to a new study likely to reignite the "gay gene" debate. Researchers say it's the first time the entire human genetic makeup has been scanned in search of pos

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  10. Sex Talk Changing With the Times

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- The way we talk about sex and sexual issues has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, a new study shows. But researchers say men and women still don't seem to see eye to eye when it comes to sensitive sexual subjects, such as rape and orgasm. The study shows that the term "rape"

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