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Sly Guys

Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.

Sari van Anders: Sexy Thoughts, Sexy Data

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DNA Ancestry for All

Big ad campaigns and celebrity involvement have helped increase public interest in genetic genealogy.

The Hidden Side of Sex

Sexual selection doesn’t end when females choose a mate. Females and males of many animal species employ an array of tactics to stack the deck in their reproductive favor.

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Repeated exposure to a harmful fungus can help a proportion of frogs ward off infection.

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Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.

Archosaur fossil suggest dinosaurs were not the ancestors of modern birds, according to a new study.

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July 2014

Sexual selection doesn’t end when females choose a mate. Females and males of many animal species employ an array of tactics to stack the deck in their reproductive favor.

Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?

Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.

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Watch flightless dung beetles (Circellium bacchus), sneaky copulators and crap connoisseurs, do their thing in South Africa.

Check out the remarkable explosive eversion of the duck penis.

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