Females choose mates for their personalities, study shows
Adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male's appearance and other assets, according to research led by the University of Exeter. This is the first study to show that ...
Stress in early life reduces life expectancy - and that of partners
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from the University of Glasgow, published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, suggests that our expectancy is likely to be strongly affected by how much stress ...
Scientist finds rapidly adapting fanged frogs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists led by biologist Ben Evans of McMaster University have documented the rapid adaptation of new fanged frog species on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Study of finches shows they form homosexual alliances
Momma's boys exist in bird families too
Momma's boys may not be solely confined to human families. Instead, a new study suggests birds have the same prejudices.
Attractive dads have more grandchildren
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study of zebra finches has shown that males' attractiveness influences the number and size of eggs their daughters produce not genetically but through the effect of their attractiveness on their ...
MicroRNAs in the songbird brain respond to new songs (w/ video)
Whenever it hears an unfamiliar song from a bird of the same species, a zebra finch stops chirping, hopping and grooming. It listens attentively for minutes at a time, occasionally cocking its head but otherwise ...
Finches use their own form of grammar in their tweets
Study shows genes may play a role in promiscuity
Flight speed is affected by diet in early life
A good start in early life means everything, and not just for children cajoled into eating their vegetables. Zebra finches that grew up on a poor diet may catch up in weight and size, but become slower to ...
Biological arms races in birds result in sophisticated defenses against cuckoos
New research reveals how biological arms races between cuckoos and host birds can escalate into a competition between the host evolving new, unique egg patterns (or 'signatures') and the parasite new forgeries.
Opposites may attract, but they aren't better parents
(PhysOrg.com) -- A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions at least in the world ...
Opposites may attract, but they don't make better parents
A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions at least in the world of zebra finches.
Japan bio-scientists produce 'singing mouse'
Japanese scientists said Tuesday they had produced a mouse that tweets like a bird in a genetically engineered "evolution" which they hope will shed light on the origins of human language.