Lessons from Sherlock Holmes fans: a new installment of the series is now available at Scientific American, here. I will not be posting any more series updates on this blog, but you can expect new columns regularly—for now, every Tuesday and Friday—on Scientific American. Again, if you’d like to be notified whenever a new article posts, you can follow me on Twitter, @mkonnikova. Or, if you don’t have Twitter, please email me at maria.konnikova [at] bigthink [dot] com, and I will create an update list so that you can be emailed of new developments. Have a wonderful weekend.
What was prehistoric human sex like? Most of us conjure “the hackneyed image of the caveman, dragging a dazed woman by her hair with one hand, a club in the other.” Psychologist Christopher Ryan says this image is mistaken in every detail.