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February 13, 2014

 

A baboon sits in a tree

For Baboons, Second Best Isn’t Always So Bad

When losing is winning in the complicated social world of baboons.

December 13, 2013

 

A large frog adorned with a crown poses near a smaller frog adorned with a crown.

Multitasking Frogs

So you want to impress a potential mate? According to the grey tree frog, multitasking is the key to sexual attraction.

June 3, 2013

 

sandpiper on the beach

To Stay Up Late, Take Some Tips From The Male Sandpiper

When it comes to "make it or break it" moments, the male sandpiper is a whiz at wakefulness.

May 27, 2013

 

Whiptail Lizard In The Sand

The Future Of Males

Have you ever heard predictions that one day women will be able to have babies without men?

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?

August 20, 2010

 

M&Ms

M&Ms Can Help Explain Genetic Drift

What is "genetic drift?" How does it affect an animal's genes and their genetic variation?

July 9, 2010

 

firefly

Frisky Fireflies Have Got To Be Flashy

Fireflies can put on quite a dazzling display. However, it is not us that they are trying to impress.

May 4, 2009

 

Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

February 26, 2008

 

Cricket in the Grass

Chirpless Crickets

Whether you find chirping musical or annoying, males need it to attract female mates. Male crickets on the Hawaiian island Kauai, have a problem.

July 17, 2007

 

Close up of giant water bug

Fasting Fathers

As part of the mating process, female giant water bugs latch onto male water bugs and cement as many as one hundred and fifty eggs to his back, then leaves.

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