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September 27, 2017

 

An adult, male Thiodina puerpera (Jumping Spider).

The Dramatic Love Life Of A Male Jumping Spider

Male jumping spiders perform elaborate dances to entice mates.

October 18, 2016

 

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.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

August 23, 2016

 

This turkey has a decent snood, but may not be the first pick of the females.

Females Prefer Long Snoods

Male humans try and attract potential mates by your pectorals, the stretch of your Ferrari, and the mass of your bank account, but Turkeys like long snoods...

July 6, 2012

 

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Sex And Violence

Have you ever stopped to wonder why sex and violence so often go hand in hand?

June 2, 2009

 

Talking and Seeing with Electricity

Did you know that electric fish use electricity instead of light and sound to find their way and talk to each other? Find out more on this Moment of Science.

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