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Crickets that live fast die young

Male crickets advertise their attractiveness with a loud and clear call to females. Calling effort has been linked to more mating success, but what are the hidden costs of showing off?

May 26, 2011
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Solving an old mystery with wasps

Swiss researchers at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have discovered that a single gene in a particular aphid wasp decides whether the insects reproduce sexually or asexually. This is not only of interest ...

Mar 01, 2011
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Strange ways of wooing

Birds do it, fish do it, even sexually ambiguous flatworms do it: all these creatures use complex strategies to win at the mating game.

Feb 14, 2011
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