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Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Steve Graff | Jul 1, 2018
The brown tree snake has wreaked havoc on the island of Guam, but one solution to the problem could lie in the serpent’s own physiology.
Do Human Pheromones Exist?
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2018
Despite the prevalence of pheromone products on the market, substantial evidence that they can induce sexual attraction is lacking.
Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 13, 2017
butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice.
Insect Deploys Anti-Antiaphrodisiac
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Female plant bugs produce a compound to counter males’ attempts to render the females unattractive to other mates.
Image of the Day: Smells like Royalty
Staff | May 8, 2017
Indian jumping ants,
can identify future queens based on a pheromone produced by the royal larvae.
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.
GM Wheat Fails in the Field
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 26, 2015
A field trial of wheat genetically engineered to resist aphids fails to measure up to lab tests.
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Rat Odors Teach Fear
Kerry Grens | Jul 30, 2014
Rodent pups can learn to fear a stimulus through the odor signals given by their mother.
Unraveling the Female Fruit Fly Mating Circuit
Kate Yandell | Jul 2, 2014
Three teams identify different components of the female
nervous system that govern mating behaviors.