Astronomer Royal Dr. Martin Rees wrote in 1999: "What makes things baffling is their degree of complexity, not their sheer size… a star is simpler than an insect."
An African desert-dwelling male bird favours his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests research published today in Biological Letters.
Trust the French to compose poetry from banality. And yet the biological explanation for the many physical differences between males and females remains incomplete.
Few things are as interesting to a male mouse as the scent of a female. Pheromones released by females draw the attention of male mice and trigger courtship and mating behavior.
Biologists studying a small, colorful fish in the Mediterranean Sea have discovered a new way in which a female can choose the best father for her offspring.
Colour-changing fish have only one skin, but they use it to communicate social status, attract mates, avoid predators and more. So what happens when those functions collide?
A type of genetically modified mosquito made by the British company Oxitec should pose no danger to the environment, US regulators said on Friday after considering thousands of public comments.
There is new evidence that the "mother's curse" - the possibility that moms may transmit genes to their children that harm their sons but not their daughters - holds true in animals.
Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows.
There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).