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The Behavioural Immune System: What is it?

Think about your immune system. What comes to mind? Personally, I think of white blood cells and antibodies. Those tiny elements are part of the complex system that defends our body from disease, but it’s costly protection.[1] A fever increases the body’s energy consumption by 13%, while fighting a pathogen leaves the body vulnerable to …

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Labels & why calling someone “feminist” is dangerous

Many of us may believe women and men are created equal. We may criticise traditional gender roles like the subservient housewife. We may strive for equal pay in the workplace. But, even if these opinions define our core values, we’d probably be uncomfortable when someone labels us as feminists. Many of us may feel feminism …

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