The Voice of a Cheater

New research suggests we can tell whether someone has a history of infidelity just by listening to their voice.

Discovering Infidelity on Facebook

How do men and women react when then discover their partner is cheating on them on Facebook?

US Open: Do Tennis Players Who Grunt Have an Advantage?

Researchers have found that tennis professionals grunt differently when they win and lose. So, can we predict the winners at the 2017 US open by their grunts alone?

How Couples Resolve Disagreements About Sex

Why it’s easier to have a warm conversation with your partner about sex than about any other topic.

Make Up or Break Up? 5 Ways Couples Reconcile After a Fight

New research has identified what men and women think are the most effective tactics used by couples to reconcile after a conflict.

Does Testosterone Really Just Make Men Aggressive?

The conventional wisdom about testosterone is that it drives aggressiveness and competition. But new research reveals that social rank is also important.

A Face Fit for the Job

Research from Canada suggests that people who rise to the top of their organisations have distinctive faces that advertise traits rare among their peers.

Does Your Name Fit Your Face?

New research by psychologists from New Zealand suggests that there are negative social consequences if our name doesn't match our face.

Why Many People Find It So Hard to Be Affectionate

New research shows that low self-esteem can cause us to underestimate the benefits of showing affection and gratitude to our loved ones.

Do Women Prefer Partners Who Resemble Their Brothers?

New research suggests that there is a "family resemblance" between women's boyfriends and brothers.

Is Anyone Actually Having Threesomes?

Psychologists ask young adults whether they would be up for a spot of multi-partner sex. Let’s see what they found out.

Who Writes (and Reads) Sexually Explicit Fanfic?

Psychologists in Canada have investigated how and why we lust after sexy fan-created works of fiction.

Femme Fatale: Sexy Women Sway Men to Do Bad Things

Do sexy women send a man's moral compass haywire? New research shows that exposure to sexy images makes a man more likely to cheat, lie, and steal.

76 Reasons to Stay Single

Humans, like other animals, have evolved to spread our genes. Which begs the question: why does anyone stay single?

How Popular is Sexting Among Teens?

Researchers from Utah have returned to a high school after four years to track changes in the popularity of sending sexual images via smartphones.

Are Men With Tattoos More Attractive?

Why do men get tattoos? New research suggests that getting 'inked' makes a man appear more healthy.

Military Training Changes Who We Find Attractive

Do you have a 'type'? Research shows that exposure to a tough environment, such as an army boot camp, can change your type -- altering the kinds of faces you are most attracted to.

Love at First Sniff?

Humans are a predominantly visual species, but we also use our noses to sniff out prospective mates.

How Testosterone Affects What Men Find Attractive

Testosterone, the male hormone, has well-known effects on muscle growth and competitiveness. But can it also affect how men perceive women's faces?

Politics From the Polling Booth to the Bedroom

Is our preferred political party linked to our sexual behaviour? New research suggests that certain sexual acts are associated with right/left political ideology.

How Pornography Really Affects Relationships

Two new studies go beyond the simple assumption that pornography is bad for relationships.

"Power Ties" Are Actually Powerless

Donald Trump is hardly a sartorial icon, though he is known for one eye-catching style choice—his “power ties." But does his favored red tie really make him seem more powerful?

Are Men Just Not Interested in Clever Women?

The claim that men are intimidated by clever women is backed by the results of a new study on speed-dating.

When You're in Love, Should You Watch Out for Rivals?

New research shows that we keep a closer eye on our love rivals if our partner is hotter than us.

“Date Someone Your Own Size”

Couples who vary in weight experience more prejudice, receive advice to not date in public, and are rated as less likable, according to new research from California.

Why Are We Attracted to Our Friends?

Three new scientific papers reveal why we are prone to fall for our friends, and explain why so many of us try to remain friends with an ex.

Does FGM Make Women Less Interested in Sex?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in many countries, most of which are in Africa. Proponents of FGM claim that it limits women's interest in sex. But are they right?

Men's Self-Esteem Boosted by Female Pheromone

Are men flummoxed by the scent of a sexy woman? Scientists at Rutgers University made men sniff female pheromones to find out.

Fertility and Fairness

How the menstrual cycle influences women's sharing behaviour, and why your hormones (and the hormones of other women) have an impact on what you feel is fair.

The Uncanny Power of a Red Dress

Wearing red clothes makes women more attractive to men. But do women take advantage of this fact by wearing red when they want to attract a man’s attention?