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Latest Sexual selection Stories

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.

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2010-08-28 10:45:07

Less-pretty female house sparrows tend to lower their aim when selecting a mate.

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2010-08-09 11:35:00

Researchers genetically engineer glow-in-the-dark sperm in fruit flies, revealing much more about sexual selection.

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2010-08-03 09:39:51

It's a question that has puzzled scientists for years: why, in some species of spiders, are the females so much larger than their male counterparts?

2010-07-28 14:17:00

Why does female infidelity occur so frequently throughout the animal kingdom?

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2010-06-04 08:33:45

Tracing the success of individual wild insects in leaving descendants is now possible according to new research by University of Exeter biologists using a combination of digital video technology, tagging and DNA fingerprinting.

2010-05-14 09:42:46

Male physical competition, not attraction, was central in winning mates among human ancestors, according to a Penn State anthropologist.

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2010-05-03 09:26:45

Ever since Darwin, researchers have tried to explain the enormous diversity of plumage color traits in birds.

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2010-04-09 08:50:00

A study, published in the open access journal BMC Biology, describes how the acoustic qualities of a deer’s call change year by year and reflect changes in status and age.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.