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2015-03-28 10:36:29

It's crazy what some birds will do to impress the ladies. But a new study shows that the gap in color differences between males and females is shrinking as both fight to survive.

2014-11-06 16:21:17

Customers Granted Special Access to the New Luxury Sports Sedan at Select Airport Locations ST. LOUIS, Nov.

Biologists Link Placenta Formation And Sexual Selection
2014-07-10 03:56:12

UC Riverside research shows fish with placentas are smaller and less brightly colored than non-placental fish

It's Not All Sexual Selection
2014-03-05 14:54:45

Since the days of Darwin, scientists have considered bird song to be an exclusively male trait, resulting from sexual selection. Now a team of researchers say that's not the whole story.

Infidelity Linked To Large Testicles
2014-01-29 10:15:23

The correlations between evolution and sperm, infidelity and sex will be a key element of Sexus, which will open in mid-February – and stay open for the entire year – to celebrate the museum’s bicentennial.

Engineering Plus Evolutionary Analyses Used To Answer Natural Selection Questions
2014-01-24 14:45:08

Introducing a new approach that combines evolutionary and engineering analyses to identify the targets of natural selection

Veil Of Ignorance Is Sometimes Bliss
2013-10-24 08:22:27

A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes

2013-09-18 15:43:41

Saving energy is important for humans and animals alike when resources are limited.

Genome Police Undermined By Selfish Gene
2013-03-05 10:58:36

Biologists have been observing the “selfish” genetic entity segregation distorter (SD) in fruit flies for decades. Its story is a thriller among molecules, in which the SD gene destroys maturing sperm that have a rival chromosome. A new study reveals a tactic that gives SD’s villainy an extra edge.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.