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Latest Sexual selection Stories

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.

2011-05-16 15:59:15

Aggressive male mating behavior might well be a successful reproductive strategy for the individual but it can drive the species to extinction.

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2011-04-28 09:22:03

Male peacock tail plumage and courtship antics likely influence their success at attracting and mating with females.

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.

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2011-02-22 10:03:51

Polygamy practiced by some 19th century Mormon men had the curious effect of suppressing the overall offspring numbers of Mormon women in plural marriages.

2011-02-01 21:51:50

Mate guarding is classified as excessive or unwarranted jealous or protective behavior towards a spouse or mate.

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl.

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2010-11-25 08:32:37

You may think of your love for your mate as the noble emotion of a pure heart, but some primitive parts of your brain are taking a decidedly more pragmatic approach to the subject, according to Stanford biologists.

2010-11-15 16:52:07

Evidence from Disneyland suggests that human creativity may have evolved not in response to sexual selection as some scientists believe but as a way to help parents bond with their children and to pass on traditions and cultural knowledge.

2010-10-01 14:30:27

Our ideal image of the perfect partner differs greatly from our real-life partner.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.