SETI bioastro: NEW SCIENTIST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - No 84, 12 May 2001

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From: Larry Klaes (larry.klaes@incent.com)
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 05:36:39 PDT


NEW SCIENTIST WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
No 84, 12 May 2001
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Special section: Beyond two sexes

What makes us feel male or female?
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/features.jsp?id=ns22904

There are men, and there are women, but is that all?
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/features.jsp?id=ns22901

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Genetically engineered children: they're already with us
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229059

It's the dancing bird that catches the worm
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/lastword.jsp?id=lw1346

A new high-tech scarecrow
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229035

"Smart paint" will make cheaper, lighter and more elegant bridges
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229034

How to grow juicier fruit with less water
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229033

The world's first text-message church service
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229044

AND FINALLY...
If you've ever wondered why a "tall, dark, handsome stranger" seems to
be the vital ingredient of so much romantic fiction aimed at the female
population, researchers in Germany and the US may have stumbled upon a
few clues. Ulrich Mueller from the University of Marburg and his
colleague Allan Mazur from Syracuse University, New York, have evidence
that tall men are more likely than their shorter friends to get
divorced, remarry and have more children. There is also a good chance
that their second wife will be younger than the first. The researchers
go so far as to alert us to a possible evolutionary trend towards ever
taller men...
http://www.newscientist.com/newsletter/news.jsp?id=ns229041

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