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March 4, 2009

 

Aphids crawling on leaf

Family Planning, Aphid Style

Female aphids don't need males to reproduce. Their trick is called "parthenogenesis" and means big savings in time and energy.

April 29, 2008

 

Hammerhead shark in aquarium

Virgin Births in Sharks

In 2001 a shark was born at a zoo in Nebraska. The birth might not have been newsworthy, except that baby appeared in a tank with three female sharks.

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