Archive: 08/23/2012

Cuckolded males sing louder

The song of male songbirds is multifaceted and has two main functions: to repel rivals and to attract mates. Females often pay attention to certain features within a song, such as the presence of special ...

Aug 23, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

A new way of thinking about ocean currents

Kevin Speer has a "new paradigm" for describing how the world's oceans circulate—and with it he may help reshape science's understanding of the processes by which wind, water, sunlight and other factors interact and influence ...

Aug 23, 2012 3.7 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Why don't insect wings break?

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shown that the wings of insects are not as fragile as they might look. A study just published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE now shows that the characteristic networ ...

Aug 23, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 9 | with audio podcast