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NZ girls not too pretty for math …

John Kerr posted in on December 16th, 2011.

American researchers who say gender equity and other sociocultural factors — not national income, school type, or religion —  determine mathematics performance at all levels for both boys and girls suggest there’s little “gender gap” among younger NZ schoolchildren, but it’s quite noticeable in older classes. The new research, Debunking Myths and Gender Performance fingers […]

Fatherhood lowers testosterone – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 13th, 2011.

New research provides compelling evidence that human males are biologically wired to care for their offspring, showing for the first time that fatherhood lowers a man’s testosterone levels. US researchers led a study which followed a group of 624 young men in the Philippines, correlating their chances of finding a partner with their testosterone levels. […]

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