Emily Acheson

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Rejected fruit flies turn to booze

Male fruit flies drink more alcohol when a female denies them sex

The quest for the perfect child

Is it ethical for parents to be able to choose what their baby will be like through embryo screening?

Music really can heal the soul

U of T is planning to create a new centre dedicated to the medicinal effects of music

Getting the vole story

Can true love can be scientifically explained? How monogamous rodents reveal the secrets of human love

A warm winter? What’s that all aboot?

Canadians love talking about our unpredictable weather. What do they think about our strangely warm winter?

Addicted to apocalypse

Many people have fun thinking of how our doom will come.

Best of both worlds

Being mixed is now considered a privilege in our society.

Obsessing over cleanliness

Unfortunately, eliminating germs could be one of the worst things for our health.

New, innovative uses for SMS

In 2008, Canadians sent 2.8 billion text messages. By the end of 2009, this number had risen to 3.7 billion messages. With about 122...

University burnout

It finally happened. I sat in on my first midterm of my fourth year in university and went blank. This isn’t the first time I’ve gone blank on a test, but it’s the first time I didn’t care.

A link between birth control and sexual attraction

When it comes to dating, men find women confusing. What does she find attractive in a man? What are the dos and don’ts of flirting with her? Will she prefer someone handsome or someone rich? Women like to think they know exactly what they look for and that they are in complete control of their “mate choice”.

Do women in math and science avoid romance?

A recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that women who want to pursue a romantic relationship will stay away from science, technology, engineering, and math (also called STEM).
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