mating
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
Semen Says
Semen Says
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 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.
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Monkey See, Monkey Don’t
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2014
Species in a tightly knit genus of Old World primates have evolved tell-tale facial characteristics to prevent hybridization, a study shows.
Females in Charge
Females in Charge
Jef Akst | Apr 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.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Nov 17, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Marlene Zuk | Apr 5, 2013
The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Shuffling Through Seven Sexes
Dan Cossins | Mar 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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Dec 1, 2012
Unusual Creatures, Extinct Boids, The Mating Lives of Birds and A World in One Cubic Foot
Sex Selection Not So Simple
Hayley Dunning | Jul 10, 2012
Revisiting a classic study could overturn the idea that male competition rules reproductive choice.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.