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Submission + - Scientists find the anti-Viagra: a woman's tears (

An anonymous reader writes: The male test subjects didn't know what they were smelling, they were just given little vials of clear liquid and told to sniff. But when those vials contained a woman's tears (collected while she watched a sad movie), the men rated pictures of women's faces as less sexually attractive, and their saliva contained less testosterone. Is this proof that humans make and respond to pheromones? The researcher behind the study doesn't use that controversial word, but he says his findings do prove that tears contain meaningful chemical messages.

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise. -- Larry Wall