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October 18, 2016


A bird-of-paradise. Mostly black, but near its neck it is iridescent: red, yellow, green, blue.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

August 23, 2016


Wild Turkey On The Grass

Females Prefer Long Snoods

Male humans try and attract potential mates by your pectorals, the stretch of your Ferrari, and the mass of your bank account, but Turkeys like long snoods...

July 6, 2012


two male mallards fighting to mate with a female

Sex And Violence

Have you ever stopped to wonder why sex and violence so often go hand in hand?

June 2, 2009


Close up of electric eel

Talking and Seeing with Electricity

Did you know that electric fish use electricity instead of light and sound to find their way and talk to each other? Find out more on this Moment of Science.

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