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August 17, 2015


basket of naturally colored eggs

How Eggs Get Their Color  

The color of eggshells helps mothers identify their own kind and/or camouflage them with their environment.

April 9, 2015


two painted turtles sun themselves on a log

The Heat is On for Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

March 13, 2015


yucca moths in plant

Yucca Flowers and Yucca Moths

Yucca moths and flowers depend on each other for reproduction.

January 30, 2015


two magpies, one with beak inside other's

Magpie Egg Hormones Create Bold Offspring

Magpie personality traits differ according to their parents' hormone levels.

December 1, 2014


leatherback turtle hatchling on the beach

The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1

Leatherback turtles, immune to cold waters, lay eggs whose sex is determined by water temperature.

April 8, 2014


Close-up of bee hanging upside down from a flower

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

January 15, 2014


Macro of colorful dung beetle

A Dung Beetle Story

The bizarre story of how dung beetles bring the next generation into the world.

November 27, 2013


A male water bug suns his egg-laden back.

Sacrificial Fathers

Single fatherhood is hard for the male water bug. Afraid he'll eat his offspring, dad simply goes without.

October 21, 2013


Spotted sandpiper bird perches on a log in a body of water.

Active Animal Dads

Nature provides different models of parenthood with the male of some species bearing the brunt of childcare.

August 7, 2013


Fruit flies on an orange

Fruit Flies Love Alcohol!

If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...

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