Study shows starving mantis females attract more males
Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates
(Phys.org) —The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.
Study shows male bowerbirds manipulate female color perception
Study finds investors prefer good-looking male backed entrepreneurial ventures
Flies with brothers make gentler lovers
Flies living with their brothers cause less harm to females during courting than those living with unrelated flies, say Oxford University scientists.
Study suggests why, in some species, mere presence of males shortens females' lifespan
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that males of the laboratory roundworm secrete signaling molecules that significantly shorten the lifespan of the opposite sex.
Two Y genes can replace the entire Y chromosome for assisted reproduction in mice
The Y chromosome is a symbol of maleness, present only in males and encoding genes important for male reproduction. But live mouse offspring can be generated with assisted reproduction using germ cells from ...
Sexual selection isn't the last word on bird plumage, study shows
In the world of bird fashion, the guys seem to have all the fun: brighter feathers, sharper accessories, more pizzazz.
'Most attractive' male birds don't have the best genes
'Attractive' male birds that mate with many females aren't passing on the best genes to their offspring, according to new UCL research which found promiscuity in male birds leads to small, genetic faults ...
Cultivated papaya owes a lot to the ancient Maya, research suggests
A genetic study of papaya sex chromosomes reveals that the hermaphrodite version of the plant, which is of most use to growers, arose as a result of human selection, most likely by the ancient Maya some 4,000 ...
Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than 'survival of the fittest'
The DNA you inherit from your parents contributes to the physical make-up of your body—whether you have blue eyes or brown, black hair or red, or are male or female. Your DNA can also influence whether ...
Love, love me do: Male beetles that have more sex are more insecure, study shows
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
A new species of hummingbird?
The Bahama Woodstar is a hummingbird found in the Bahamas, and comprises two subspecies. One of these, Calliphlox evelynae evelynae, is found throughout the islands of the Bahamas, and especially in the northern ...
What studies into male birds tell us about reproduction in later life
Studies into male birds that produce offspring well into their old age could deepen concerns over the trend for delaying parenthood until later in life, for both men and women.