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Study: Single Men Make Better Scientists

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Study: Single Men Make Better Scientists

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Study: Single Men Make Better Scientists

Study: Single Men Make Better Scientists

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New findings suggest male scientists tend to do their greatest work as young men because of evolutionary psychology: they are trying to attract a mate. The study's author, psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics, says that the output of married scientists tends to decline. Hear Kanazawa.