Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Cyber Monday Sale! Courses ranging from coding to project management - all eLearning deals 25% off with coupon code "CYBERMONDAY25". ×

Submission + - Why Men Don't Have Spines on Their Penises (sciencemag.org) 4

sciencehabit writes: Most male mammals wield a penis covered with spines made of keratin, the same material that forms fingernails, to sweep out competitors' sperm and irritate a female into ovulating. Even chimpanzees, our closest relatives, have penile spines. So why don't men? A new study suggests that this feature disappeared due to a chunk of DNA that went missing after our evolutionary divergence from chimps. The researchers have identified another DNA deletion that may have contributed to humans' bigger brains.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Why Men Don't Have Spines on Their Penises

Comments Filter:

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten