Male or female? It’s a ‘mosaic’, says study
A new study suggests that traditionally ‘male’ or ‘female’ brains do not exist; personality differences are not due to our sex. Why do we think they are? And what might this mean?
Rapist footballer pleads for ‘second chance’
Public opinion is divided this week over whether striker Ched Evans, now out of prison after a rape conviction, should be allowed to play for his old team. Has he paid his debt to society?
Rules relaxed on morning-after pill for teens
New NHS guidance will make emergency contraception more widely available to those under the age of 16. Will it reduce unwanted pregnancies, or simply make young people more reckless?
Zombie romcom puts Shakespeare on screen
Romeo and Juliet has been updated for every generation: a new movie translates the ‘star-crossed lovers’ to the world of zombie horror. Is this a good metaphor for modern love?
Dating sites boom as love moves online
A new survey reveals the dramatic growth of internet dating. Why are so many people turning to the web in search of relationships – could this be the end of romance?
Fans in raptures over dramatic ‘Twilight’ finale
The final ‘Twilight’ film has taken $341 million in its opening weekend, and left teenage audiences gushing with praise. What made this vampire love story such a sensation?
Intrigue and infidelity topples top US generals
Washington reels as revelations of a love affair now threaten not one but two senior military careers. Is America right to disapprove so strongly of flawed leaders?
Mail-order contraception launched for Christmas
A British charity is delivering free emergency contraception by post for the holiday season. The aim is to stop unwanted pregnancies – but does it give a green light to sexual risk?
7 billion and counting: women hold key to population
Millions of women worldwide still lack access to contraception or education. As the planet's seven billionth baby is born, the links between poverty and population have never been so important.
Berlusconi: will women prove his downfall?
The Italian Prime Minister faces trial on vice charges. He’s a controversial figure who’s escaped the courts before. But will this be his final bow?
Leaders’ roles not rocked by sex ‘n’ drugs
Over the past 20 years, the personal foibles of political leaders have been increasingly exposed to view. But can a good confession save the day?