Female pigs can recognise the sex of sperm and influence the sex of their offspring
(Phys.org) —Female pigs' reproductive systems recognise whether a sperm will produce a boy or a girl before it reaches and fertilises the egg, and their oviduct (fallopian tubes) change in response, according ...
Lizard species found to reduce head bobbing mating ritual when predators are around
Oil searchers discover and record deep-sea graveyard off Angola coast
Study confirms highways are bad news for several bat species
Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks
Electromagnetic noise leaves birds lost in migration, study reports
Radio waves disrupt the magnetic "compass" in robins, according to a study published on Wednesday that is likely to fuel debate about the safety of electronic devices.
Study suggests dogs able to follow direction of human voice
Field study shows glassfrog embryos hatch early if not well cared for by parent
Researchers find fish 'yells' to be heard over human made noise
Field study shows how sailfish use their bill to catch fish
Study shows rhesus monkeys able to add numbers together for a reward
Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control
(Phys.org) —Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals ...
Archaeological, genetic evidence expands views of domestication
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously ...