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September 9, 2013

 

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Eating Offspring

How can parents eat their offspring?

August 20, 2010

 

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M&Ms Can Help Explain Genetic Drift

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

April 17, 2009

 

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Die, Bee, Die!

In evolutionary terms, a "successful" organism is one that passes on its genes -- not necessarily one that lives a long life.

March 17, 2009

 

Bear cub hugging mother

Natal Dispersal: When Kids Leave Home

Scientists think there are a number of reasons why young animals leave home. By doing so, they avoid competing with their relatives for resources.

October 23, 2006

 

three ripe red hybrid tomatoes

Garden Variety Genetics

Want to grow juicy hybrid vegetables? A Moment of Science tells you how!

February 10, 2006

 

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Why Are There Males and Females?

Why are there males and females? Why are there two sexes instead of three, or twelve, or one?

December 2, 2005

 

Get the Drift

We’ve discussed before how endangered species are at risk from the increased likelihood of inbreeding, which leads to unhealthy offspring. There’s another danger to letting the numbers of animals in a given species become too low. It’s called genetic drift. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

Genetic Poker

Inbreeding is the term used when animals mate with their relatives. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 10, 2005

 

Did Dinosaurs Parent?

Did dinosaurs take an interest in parenting? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 31, 2004

 

When Marmosets Think About Love

Are marmosets like most men looking for love? Learn about marmosets on this Moment of Science.

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