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Oddities News Archive - September 28, 2011

Female Mate Searching Evolves When Mating Gifts Are Important

In the animal world, males typically search for their female partners. The mystery is that in some species, you get a reversal -- the females search for males.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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