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
How Dads Develop
When men morph into fathers, they experience a neural revival that benefits their children
Beyond Condoms: The Long Quest for a Better Male Contraceptive
For decades new, reliable contraceptives for men have seemed imminent. Why isn't there one available yet?
Family Guy: Fathers No Longer Just Backup Parents
Move over, "mommy brain". Men go through their own biological changes after a baby is born. But dads are programmed to challenge their kids, not coddle them
Father Nature: 8 Great, Super-Dedicated Animal Dads [Slide Show]
What other species' padres should we be saluting this Father's Day?
Fact or Fiction: Do Babies Resemble Their Fathers More Than Their Mothers?
Recent studies do not support the claim of an enhanced resemblance between fathers and their young offspring
Fact or Fiction: Men Have a Biological Clock
Does male fertility have an expiration date?
Like New Moms, First-Time Dads Experience Hormonal Changes
Paths to Enrichment: Better Digs & Fatherhood Enrich the Brain
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Like Father, Like Daughter
New research shows that more and more daughters are following in their father's footsteps. Cynthia Graber reports
A Patchwork Mind: How Your Parents' Genes Shape Your Brain
We each have two parents, but their genetic contributions to what makes us us are uneven. New research shows we are an amalgam of influences from mom and dad
Can genes predict athletic performance?
A new genetic test claims to reveal a child's athletic predispositions. But what do genes really tell us about sports talent?
'Female' Hormone Found to Guide Paternal Behavior
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
The Mr. Moms of the Fish World
Male pipefish, like seahorses, have their own placentas to carry and nourish their offspring
Notes from an evolutionary psychology conference: Why won't your daughter call?
FULLERTON, CALIF.—If you want to wait by the phone for your next college-aged daughter's call home, you should mark the days of her menstrual cycle on your calendar.
A Special (Chemical) Bond: Susie Zoltewicz
Time in Dad's lab led to a nod from the 1986 Westinghouse Science Talent Search, then a scientific career, and later, to a friendship
Self-Experimenters: Daughter of MRI Researcher Offered Her Brain for Virtual Dissection
Sasha Giedd would have been the only girl in high school with a time-lapse movie of her developing brain, until the IRB caught wind of it
Good Dads and Not-So-Good Dads in the Animal Kingdom
Happy father’s day! First off, to every father out there (biological or not), this is the time where we stand up and say thank you. We may not always show it, but we love you and appreciate everything you have done for us thus far...
Why do some men experience pregnancy symptoms such as vomiting and nausea when their wives are pregnant?
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?...
The Father Factor: How Dad's Age Increases Baby's Risk of Mental Illness
Could becoming a father after age 40 raise the risks that your children will have a mental illness?