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How did dinosaurs have sex?

Slate's Explainer answers the question we have all been pondering...how did dinosaurs have sex? From behind, probably. Paleontologists know very little about how dinosaurs mated, because soft tissue rarely appears in fossils. (They figured out how to determine dinosaur gender only a few years ago: Females had a special calcium reservoir

Ancient man had spines on their penises

If that's not an attention-grabbing headline, I don't know what is. Apparently ancient man used to have small spines on their penises, like those found on chips, cats and mice. [Thx Tron] Penile spines are barb-like structures found in many mammals. Their role remains under debate, and they may play different

Dinosaur Sex

Smithsonian Magazine has posted a fascinating article answering everything you wanted to know about dinosaur sex but were afraid to ask. Figuring out how Stegosaurus even could have mated is a prickly subject. Females were just as well-armored as males, and it is unlikely that males mounted the females from the

Elaborate body traits due to sex

A new study has come to the conclusion that some of the oversize body traits we find in the fossil record, such as the large sail of Dimetrodon, were due to sexual competition. One of the prehistoric animals looked at by the researchers were pterosaurs - flying reptiles which became

6 famous geniuses you didn’t know were perverts

Cracked.com has put together a list detailing the interesting perversions of six geniuses who you didn't know were perverts. Albert Einstein, Time magazine's man of the century, is simply the most famous scientist in the history of the planet. He was the first to postulate the theory of relativity, he

A history of what is sexy

StyleCaster has posted an interesting article showcasing how what we define as sexy has changed throughout history. Renaissance: From the 1400s to the early 16th century Body Type: The ideal Renaissance woman was more voluptuous then any other time in history. Paintings from this era depict women who would be

Sex lives of the ancient Greeks

A new exhibit in Athens looks at classical perceptions of love and lust. [Thx Tr0n] Eros, the god of love and the great loosener of limbs, was many things: irresistible, tender, beautiful, excruciating, maddening, merciless and bittersweet. There was no position, no touch, no predilection too outre to pay homage to

Neanderthals ‘had sex’ with modern man

A leading geneticist is claiming that modern humans and Neanderthals had sex. Paabo recently told a conference at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory near New York that he was now sure the two species had had sex — but a question remained about how “productive” it had been. “What I’m really interested

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