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For Horned Beetles, Size Equals Sexy
2012-07-27 07:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Males of a species are always strutting their stuff for the sake of reproduction; peacocks have their plumage, rhinoceros beetles have their horns, and elk have their antlers. These often unwieldy displays were deemed a burden to well-endowed males, but a team of scientists led by Douglas Emlen from the University of Montana has just uncovered a biological mechanism that suggests these ornamentations are the physical embodiment of...


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  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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