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Social Networks Provide Clues To Natural Selection
2012-02-01 05:04:07

Think of them as a group of guys, hanging out together, but not spending much time with the ladies, nor getting much "action." Except these "guys" are forked fungus beetles.

2012-01-09 13:17:11

Females influence the gender of their offspring so they inherit either their mother's or grandfather's qualities.

2011-12-01 22:34:42

Sockeye salmon are evolving through natural selection to deal with a warming climate.

2011-11-09 16:11:25

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.

2011-10-13 18:35:50

Grim economic times could cause men to seek more sexual partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, according to research by Omri Gillath, a social psychology professor at the University of Kansas.

2011-06-15 16:30:00

CHANHASSEN, Minn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The entrepreneurial spirit around the country is about to 'warm-up' and hit the gym.

2011-06-10 12:26:22

The origins of rice have been cast in a new light by research publishing in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on June 9, 2011.

2011-05-27 13:37:04

How females select their sexual partners is a matter of more than passing concern to a large number of males.

2011-05-04 12:44:59

Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists provide quantitative proof of kin selection and shed light on one of the most enduring puzzles in biology: Why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their way to help each other?

2011-04-07 13:57:24

Female deer do not always choose the bigger and dominant males to mate with, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Hartpury College have found.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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