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January 29, 2004

 

Flutter Battle

How do male butterflies get their mate? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 20, 2003

 

Fetus Learning

It's pretty well established that education is important. But learning begins a lot earlier than you might think. "Fetus Learning" on this Moment of Science.

September 30, 2003

 

Seahorse Species

Did a new species of Seahorses develop simply because of mating patterns? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Rocks or Jocks?

When it comes to the mating patterns of side-blotched lizards, size is everything, the size of the home that is. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Stalk-eyed flies

In the case of the African stalk-eyed fly, where the males are like hammer head sharks with their eyes extended on long stalks, sometimes measuring one and half times the length of their bodies, long stalks are an indicator of better genes.

September 27, 2003

 

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

In most species of social insects, such as wasps, bees, and ants, the females rule. The females are the workers.

September 27, 2003

 

Birds of a Feather

The answer is diet. Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients. With this reliable food supply, females can raise the hatchlings without help from the males.

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