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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Feb. 23, 2017 — Although stingless bees do not have a sting to fend off enemies, they are nonetheless able to defend their hives against attacks. Only four years ago it was discovered that a Brazilian bee species, ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is ... read more

Those Who Help Each Other Can Invade Harsher Environments

Feb. 20, 2017 — Through cooperation, animals are able to colonize harsher living environments that would otherwise be inaccessible, according to a new study. The research community has long believed this was the ... read more

Successful Application of Male Contraceptive in Monkeys

Feb. 7, 2017 — Results of a study of Vasalgel (TM) in rhesus macaques have been published. Vasalgel is being developed by a social venture as a non-hormonal, long-acting, potentially reversible male contraceptive. ... read more

Promiscuous Lamprey Found to Conduct 'Sham Matings'

Feb. 6, 2017 — The nonparasitic lamprey Lethenteron kessleri mates repeatedly without releasing eggs, in a behavior termed “sham mating,” suggesting the possibility that females choose their mates while engaged ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — The critically endangered Nimba toad is long known for its exceptional reproductive biology. The females of this unique species give live birth to fully developed juveniles, having for nine months ... read more

Climate Change Scientists Should Think More About Sex

Feb. 1, 2017 — Climate change can have a different impact on male and female fish, shellfish and other marine animals, with widespread implications for the future of marine life and the production of ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — Ant brood parasitism by scuttle flies is a rarely observed phenomenon. However, scientists have recently video-documented two such interactions. One is a species that harasses worker ants to get them ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Female beauty may have less to do with attracting the opposite sex than previously thought, at least in animals. Results of a mathematical modeling study suggest that romantic attention, by itself, ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — New research suggests that cooperative breeding makes mammal species such as meerkats better suited to dry, harsh ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found a protein that regulates how chromosomes pair up and pass genetic information. FDK-6 dictates the speed at which maternal and paternal chromosome strands move and join in ... read more

Conserved Role for Ovo Protein in Reproductive Cell Development in Mice and Fruit Flies

Jan. 23, 2017 — Germline cells are the only cells that develop into eggs or sperm, while somatic cells develop into the body. Progenitors of the germline, known as primordial germ cells (PGCs), differentiate into ... read more

Mapping the Mind of Worms

Jan. 18, 2017 — Biologists have identified signals that drive distinct behavior in microscopic nematode worms, and which may hold lessons for human ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Biologists tested a variation of the reproductive ground plan hypothesis in solitary, ground-nesting bees of south central Washington State. Their findings could shed light on development of division ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — By studying the sexual behavior of a mutant strain of fruit fly called 'platonic,' researchers have found parallels between humans and flies in the neural control of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — A new study helps explain why different groups of animals differ dramatically in their number of species, and how this is related to differences in their body forms and ways of ... read more

Pig Gene Advance Could Boost Sperm Stocks from Prized Animals

Jan. 13, 2017 — Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle, report ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers find that chimpanzees are more likely to reproduce with mates whose genetic makeup most differs from their own. Many animals avoid breeding with parents, siblings and other close ... read more

Unlikely Couple: Liaison Between a Sika Deer and a Japanese Snow Monkey

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers report on the mating behavior observed between a Japanese macaque male (also known as snow monkey) and a female Sika deer. According to the report, the interaction observed in Japan ... read more

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