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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanism by which queen honeybees carefully control worker bees' ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — A male-harming DNA mutation has been discovered in Drosophila that demonstrates that the 'mother's curse' -- the possibility that moms may transmit genes to their children that harm ... read more

Origins of the Female Orgasm Explained

Aug. 1, 2016 — Female orgasm seems to be a happy afterthought of our evolutionary past when it helped stimulate ovulation, a new study of mammals ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Food availability and disease in created habitats may affect the reproductive output of reintroduced frogs, according to a new ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Male honey bees, called drones, can be affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides by reducing male honey bee lifespan and number of living sperm. Both insecticides are currently partially banned in ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Ocean acidification could have a dramatic impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish, a new international study ... read more

July 26, 2016 — A new study looked at the male sexual organ of barnacles, which it turns out is a marine creature that has been studied dating all the way back to Charles ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Biologists have long thought that some frogs evolved to mate on land instead of in water to better guard eggs and tadpoles from predation. New research now suggests that mating on land in many ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Veterinary researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have successfully produced three wood bison calves using in vitro ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Baby songbirds in the nest face naturally tough odds. Unable to fly, they are easy prey for cats, snakes, and even other birds. But the perils don't end when the young birds venture out from the ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Research is shedding new light on the causes of divorce in monogamous year-round territorial birds. A new study of the endangered Purple-crowned Fairy-wren has discovered the females are calling the ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have put the 'unguarded X hypothesis' to the test and confirmed that differences in lifespan between the sexes, a widespread phenomenon in nature, may indeed be due to the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A male-killing microbe has now been identified in a tropical butterfly called the African Queen, which leads to the death of all sons when a mother is ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Testosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Plants can maximize their chances of reproduction by taking advantage of how insects move between flowers when they track down nectar, a study ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Peregrine falcons living in urban environments in the American Midwest remain faithful to their mates, despite the denser populations in cities that would afford them more opportunities to ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Without simple repeating sequences of the DNA 'letters' GA on the X chromosome, distinct genders could never have evolved, at least in flies and mosquitoes, report ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A new study finds that access to some nutrients may be a star player in shaping traits related to fitness such as fecundity and eye size over the long term. Given drastic increases in the ... read more

Alaska's Shorebirds Exposed to Mercury

July 13, 2016 — Shorebirds breeding in Alaska are being exposed to mercury at levels that could put their populations at risk, according to new ... read more

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