Science Museum Lates: Sexuality

It’s that time of the month again and this time, it’s all about sex (baby)! Come and join the Science Museum in discovering why we fancy the people we do,  whether humans can be monogamous and how good you really are at drawing penises. What’s more this month I, Science are going to be there asking Whose Penis is it Anyway? Visit […]

London is Dating: City Love and Urban Lust

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and the number of sex x science events are getting us hot under the I, Science events collar! Join Conway Hall to delve into the overwhelming and often humorous world that is dating in London. Discuss whether dating in London is actually different to dating in other cities and whether technology has changed the […]

Love is in the air

In the first online-only feature from I, Science Issue 30, Jess Norris finds out how our genes and environment – and our smell – affect who we fall in love with

Delusions of Gender

“In the darkness of the womb our brains are soaked in a cocktail of sex hormones.” Bentley Crudgington reviews a book on the complexities and science of gender.

Battle of the Sexes

Liger and male handler The battle of the sexes is as old as time itself. George Gilder commented that “differences between sexes are one of the most single important facts of human society”. These differences are also one of the most important foundations for human existence. Evolution has gradually crafted us from the humblest of […]

Original Sin: Selfish Genes?

Darwin’s Origin of Species was not the only landmark literature to be published in the late 19th century; it was framed by contrasting books considering the moral behaviour of man. One Self Help considered humans to be so flawed and innately immoral that the only way to achieve goodness was to remove all traces of […]

Fish Go GaGa For Ginger Gene

  There may be plenty of fish in the sea but the medaka knows what it likes. A single gene mutation that causes the Japanese Killifish to be born a drab grey colour has proved to be a turn-off to members of the opposite sex. By over-expressing the ‘ginger gene’ in the medaka ‘super attractive’ bright […]

Does sex sell?

The news has been inundated with talk fear that we are over sexualising our children. But are we as adults being oversexualised as well? It is true that we can’t turn our heads without seeing scantily clad models advertising everything from milkshakes to melon ballers. But does this really work? For suppliers to increase their […]

Sexualisation of Children – Are We Missing the Point?

Padded bras and sexy MTV videos before the watershed have been blamed for sexualising kids. But are we all missing the point? Is it really enough for a kid to see a WAG t –shirt to make them want to be one? Is it really these products that will give children negative body image and […]

On the origins of the female orgasm

The debate of the origins of the female orgasm in humans has been of great interest to both the scientific community and the world at large for centuries, yet the debate is still not concluded based on current evidence.  In addition certain standpoints, whilst seeming scientifically savvy, have sparked controversy because of their implications to […]

Stereotypic sex roles penetrate scientific literature

Could a 1950s attitude to gender roles be stunting animal behaviour research? A recent study published online by the journal Animal Behaviour has found extensive stereotyping of sex roles throughout the research literature of sexual conflict: portraying males as active and females as reactive. Sexual conflict refers to adaptations produced by one sex that are […]

London’s Foxes

Family feuds, gang wars and illicit affairs – the urban fox might only live for a maximum of five years but they pack a lot in. We tend to only see only one fox at a time, normally a streak of light brown across an empty street. But London’s foxes live in extended family groups […]

At it like rabbits. Or lions. Or bats.

Something about animals having sex is inherently hilarious. Having done a biology degree, I know quite a lot about the sex lives of various animals – their courting rituals, how often they do it, and how many partners they do it with. That kind of knowledge is pretty important when studying the evolutionary origins of […]

May Contain Alcohol

Katie Tomlinson & Jan Piotrowski explore the science of drinking. From the night before to the morning after, here is the science behind a great night out.