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The Science of Fatherhood

A look at research into the paternal bond and how evolution and modern society combine to shape the experience of fatherhood

  • June 16, 2011

Like Father, Like Daughter

New research shows that more and more daughters are following in their father's footsteps. Cynthia Graber reports

March 4, 2009

Dinosaurs Were Dutiful Dads

A study in the journal Science looked at bones from dinosaurs found with clutches of eggs, and found that the caretakers appear to be male. Karen Hopkin reports

December 19, 2008
The Mr. Moms of the Fish World

The Mr. Moms of the Fish World

Male pipefish, like seahorses, have their own placentas to carry and nourish their offspring

December 17, 2008 — Adam Marcus

Fact or Fiction: Fathers Can Get Postpartum Depression

Mothers are at higher risk for depression during and after pregnancy--and many continue to have depressive symptoms even as children grow up. But are fathers, whose bodies do not go through all of the same biological changes, also at risk for prenatal and postpartum depression?

May 18, 2010 — Katherine Harmon