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Supergene Explains Ruff Mating

By | November 18, 2015

Two sequencing studies reveal the genetics underlying the sexual behavior of the European and Asian birds.


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How to Make a New Species

By | July 1, 2015

Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.


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Semen Says

By | July 1, 2014

Scientists report for the first time that a snail’s seminal fluid proteins can suppress the mating success of the male side of its hermaphroditic partner.


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Monkey See, Monkey Don’t

By | June 30, 2014

Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.


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Females in Charge

By | April 21, 2014

Insects in Brazil go beyond simple behavioral sex-role reversal. In these animals, the females use an erectile organ to penetrate the male’s genital chamber.

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Behavior Brief

By | November 17, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


image: Review: Gossamer Gallants

Review: Gossamer Gallants

By | April 5, 2013

The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.


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Shuffling Through Seven Sexes

By | March 28, 2013

Researchers show that random rearrangement of DNA determines which of seven possible mating types the offspring of a single-celled microbe will be.


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Capsule Reviews

By | December 1, 2012

Unusual Creatures, Extinct Boids, The Mating Lives of Birds and A World in One Cubic Foot


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Sex Selection Not So Simple

By | July 10, 2012

Revisiting a classic study could overturn the idea that male competition rules reproductive choice.



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