Student Blog Reaches Almost 700,000 Reads

DTP student Matilda Brindle garnered media attention for her new publication in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B, exploring the evolution of the baculum in primates and carnivores. Her excellent summary written for The Conversation, entitled “How penis bones help primates win the mating game – and why humans might have lost theirs” received an amazing 698,000 views. The discovery was covered by news and science media outlets including Science News, Nature Research Highlights, The Independent, The Guardian, Scientific American, and WIRED, among others.

Penis bones of all shapes and sizes. Didier Descouens CC-BY SA

Penis bones of all shapes and sizes.
Didier Descouens CC-BY SA

Matilda Brindle, Christopher Opie (2016) Postcopulatory sexual selection influences baculum evolution in primates and carnivores Proc. R. Soc. B 2016 283 20161736.

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