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

Sex and power. The reproductive instinct of conquerors

The French writer Alexadre Dumas Sr., who had traveled to Caucasus in the years of 1858 and 1859, was telling in his traveling diary that the best gift that the Georgian and Lezghian youth could give to their fiancées were the chopped hands of the individuals from the neighboring tribe.

Male aggression as a reproductive strategy

Origins of aggression can be better understood if viewed through the lens of sexual benefits that it provides. Combative behavior finds its justification in the need for males to protect their territory and resources, and to conquer the female and to reproduce – these are the adaptive and evolutionary significances

Sport and violence. Why some athletes behave aggressively?

“Titushky” (“титушки”) is a word which came thundering into the socio-political vocabulary of the former Soviet Union countries. In Ukraine, this word labeled young boxers and fighters, who were recruited from various sports around the country and were later mobilized and incited against opposition during the EuroMaidan, January 2014. These

Aggression in men. Social roles or evolutionary roots?

In almost every society men are the ones who are overwhelmingly involved in wars, in all kinds of intergroup aggressions and intragroup homicide; they mobilize themselves in armies of violent fans, in criminal gangs, in bands of thugs, etc. These observations are as old as the world and have allowed

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