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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 3, 2014


Ants are really very sophisticated considering out small they are.

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

July 5, 2011


How To Meet An Eligible Gnat

Have you ever walked into a swarm of insects and then found yourself unable to shake the swarm? Learn why these little buggers are so hard to escape.

August 14, 2009


How To Calculate The Temperature With The Chirp Of A Cricket

Ever been camping and wondered what the temperature was? Here's a way to find out! All you need is wrist watch, your ears, and a little patience.

March 17, 2009


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.

July 14, 2005


Guppy, James Guppy

Nobody could attract women like James Bond. They just couldn’t resist his manly qualities, like his penchant for dodging bullets, or leaping from airplanes. There’s something interesting going on here. The suggestion seems to be that males who take risks are more attractive to females. Studies done on another species, guppies, suggest just such a mechanism for the attractiveness of risk-taking. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 25, 2005


Transvestite Cuttlefish

For Australian cuttlefish, where males outnumber females four to one, how does a runt male stand a chance finding a mate? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005


Humming Fish

Have you heard of humming fish? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 17, 2004


Wolf Spider Mating Choices

A woman will marry the man who reminds her of her father; a man will marry someone similar to his mother. What other species marries based on familiarity?

February 11, 2004


Nice Nest

Learn about the stickleback fish and its unique mating strategy on this Moment of Science.

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