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2012-04-02 15:49:26

Picky females play a critical role in the survival and diversity of species, according to a Nature study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.

Bonobos‘ Unusual Success Story
2012-01-24 04:00:24

Mate competition by males over females is common in many animal species. During mating season male testosterone levels rise, resulting in an increase in aggressive behavior and masculine features.

Study Indicates When Females Are Scarce, Men Spend More
2012-01-17 05:25:49

From peacocks to stags, it has long been commonplace knowledge amongst evolutionary biologists that males of many animal species tend to strut their stuff more ostentatiously the more scarce their potential female mates become.

Male Spiders Eavesdrop To One-Up Their Rivals
2012-01-04 11:18:01

Just published this month, new research shows how spiders eavesdrop on other males and copy their courtship signals as a likely means of stealing their mate.

2011-12-07 11:21:28

Scientists have observed a strategy for females to avoid unwanted male attention: choosing more attractive friends.

2011-12-01 22:34:42

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

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.

Female Mate Searching Evolves When Mating Gifts Are Important
2011-09-28 12:34:39

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.

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2011-08-17 10:39:49

While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse.

2011-06-29 06:59:46

The US FDA notes “some concern” with the chemical BPA and some countries have considered BPA product bans.


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