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August 31, 2016

 

Eggs in open carton

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

March 22, 2016

 

stink bug

Stink Bugs Are Not All Bad

Stink bugs have gotten a bad rap, but the spined soldier bug variety are great for taking care of garden pests.

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.

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