Machismo, feminism, digit ratio and facial traits

It is interesting the fact that both the level of testosterone and a person’s higher predisposition towards an aggressive behavior can be displayed by his or her facial traits. More exactly, some scientists claim that such a facial indicator as the facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) depends on the level of

The effects of marriage on men

The fact that men who get married start displaying less competitive abilities, as compared to the period before the marriage, is very interesting. These observations mainly concern sport competitions, but are, to a certain degree, also valid for arts, science, social activism, creativity and even criminality. Scientists consider that the

The Handicap Principle. Why we behave extravagantly

In the ethological science, there are many original theories which surprisingly reveal some seemingly strange traits and behaviors. One of these theories, an extremely interesting one, called The Handicap Principle, has been suggested by the Israeli ethologist Amotz Zahavi. According to him, certain phenotypic animal traits or behaviors seem to

The executioner within us and our homicidal fantasies

Great crimes are sometimes committed by small people. Vasili Blokhin was born in 1895 in a poor Russian peasant family and at the age of 15 worked as a bricklayer, until he was mobilized on the World War I’s front. After the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, he actively adheres

Dugin Syndrome. Why some intellectuals are chauvinistic and aggressive?

”Experience proves that it is rather the so-called “intelligentsia” that is most apt to yield to these disastrous collective suggestions, since the intellectual has no direct contact with life in the raw but encounters it in its easiest, synthetic form — upon the printed page” (Albert Einstein, in his letter

If the Earth would have plunged into darkness for 6 days…

“NASA announces that, in December, the Earth is going to almost completely fade into darkness for 6 days, due to a solar storm.” This rumor has recently circulated in the media and on social networks. Although, obviously, it was a little joke, a denial from the NASA’s official was necessary,

The psychology of coalition. Why do men gather into gangs and political parties, but women do not

Men are more violent that women. It is fact that has been biologically and sociologically demonstrated. The male aggression has been predetermined by the roles of hunters and protectors that males have had throughout evolution. Thanks to a larger body volume and to much more developed muscles, males got the

10 reasons why I didn’t pour a bucket with ice on my head

1. I am not a star, I am not searching for votes, I am not longing for a cheap PR. If the Ice Bucket Challenge will bring you dividends, maybe it’s worth trying. If you do it for the sake of the bet, it really is ridiculous. 2. I prefer