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Indians outraged at an attack on women for drinking in a bar have gathered together to send a provocative gift of underwear to right-wing activists. More than 5,000 people, including men, have joined the Facebook group, which calls itself the Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women. The group says it will give the pink underwear to Sri Ram Sena (Army of Lord Ram) on Valentine's Day on Saturday.


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Women are prouder than men, but men are more lustful, according to a Vatican report which states that the two sexes sin differently. A Catholic survey found that the most common sin for women was pride, while for men, the urge for food was only surpassed by the urge for sex. The report was based on a study of confessions carried out by Fr Roberto Busa, a 95-year-old Jesuit scholar.


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Female Gouldian finches "decide" to have more male chicks if they are less compatible with their mate.


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People who live in the tropics have more baby girls compared with those living in other parts of the world.


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Chemicals in plastics alter the brains of baby boys, making them "more feminine", say US researchers.


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Men showed activity in areas which dealt with what action they should take to avoid or confront danger.
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Men carry the seeds of their own destruction in the genes present in their sperm, research suggests.
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A Turkish teenager found dead in a hole next to her house was probably buried alive, a post-mortem examination has revealed. Medine Memi, 16, was found in the hole in December. Large amounts of soil were in her lungs and stomach, according to a source who has seen the report.


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A group of Spanish researchers says evolution favours small, light males because they can more easily traverse thin strands of silk.


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Men are more likely to get cancer than women and are also more likely to die from it. Heart disease, strokes and obesity are other conditions with a heavier toll in men. And when it comes to happiness, women again appear to have the upper hand if you look at suicide rates.


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The urge to anthropomorphise our computers and software can be irresistible, especially when systems run slow, or are difficult to manage.


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One of the mysteries about the outbreak of the particularly vicious strain of E. coli is that most of the victims have been women.


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Researchers say they have discovered why men may be more likely than women to develop type 2 diabetes - they are biologically more susceptible.


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A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.


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