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2010-11-05 09:28:17

A new study published this week shows a genetic 'battle of the sexes' could be much harder to resolve and even more important to evolution than previously thought.

2010-11-02 15:16:24

Male worms plug females after copulation as a form of 'gift', rather than to prevent them from mating again, as had previously been thought. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology found that plugged females mated just as often and were just as attractive as those who were unplugged, and that plugging ultimately improved female fitness.

2010-10-25 13:14:26

They are one of the most highly prized delicacies in the culinary world, but now scientists have discovered that black truffles are locked in a gender war for reproduction.

2010-09-30 15:07:04

A forthcoming issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family states that children today are less likely to be born into a “traditional” family structure, defined as two biological married parents.

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2010-09-13 09:20:17

Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon.

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2010-09-09 08:44:29

Male bedbugs are known to be very unfussy when it comes to mating, mounting any well-fed bug they can see - regardless of age or gender.

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2010-07-12 09:20:00

Courtship calls tell penguin females how fat a male is and what kind of father he'll be.

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2010-04-21 11:18:36

A new study by researchers in Germany, which appears in the Wednesday edition of the journal Biology Letters, provides new insight into the unusual sex life of spiders.

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2010-04-05 07:49:32

Mothers win the genetic tug of war by producing more sons with larger fathers and more daughters with smaller fathers.

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2010-03-22 07:31:28

The brains of males and females, and how they use them, may be far more different than previously thought, at least in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.


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Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

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2007-02-21 11:04:54

The Greek Tortoise, Testudo graeca, is one of four European member of the Testudinidae family of tortoises. The other members of the family are Herman's Tortoise, Marginated Tortoise, and Horsfield's Tortoise. There are six noticeable differences between males and females of the Greek Tortoise. Males have a longer tail that tapers to an even point. The anal cavity opening is farther from the base of the tail on the male. The male's underbelly is somewhat curved, while females have a flat...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.