Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 20, 2014
"We can, thankfully, remove one threat to the future existence of the human male from our worry list," Alice Shabecoff writes at Environmental Health News via Scientific American. "The male Y chromosome, after dwindling from its original robust size over millions of years, apparently has halted its disappearing act." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 11, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an 11 percent rise in syphilis and a 4 percent increase in gonorrhea cases in 2012 in the U.S. But what does the XY chromosome have to do with these sexually transmitted diseases? Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
BLANKAug 20, 2013
A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that more than one in four American males taking part in a longitudinal study had endured at least one period of extended unemployment during their working lives. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 19, 2013
In the modern-day discussion about misogyny, women are often accused of “reverse sexism.” This is usually because they apply their arguments about gender bias to “all men” and it hurts some people’s feelings. What if that’s the point? Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 22, 2012
An Italian study found a man's penis size, on average, is 10 percent smaller than it was 50 years ago. According to Rush Limbaugh, the shrinkage must be because of feminism. Obviously. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 23, 2012
What a relief to know that men might not be an endangered species with a potential expiration date in only 5 million years, according to a new study published, appropriately (if heavy-handedly), in a journal called Nature. The issue boils down to a predicted, but now contested, process of genetic decay targeting the man-specific Y chromosome. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 20, 2011
Iranian authorities have sentenced two American hikers to eight years in prison for espionage, according to an unnamed source on Iran state television. (more) Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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