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 ...
Why do animals fight members of other species?
Why do animals fight with members of other species? A nine-year study by UCLA biologists says the reason often has to do with "obtaining priority access to females" in the area.
Lizard's come-hither behaviour attracts from a distance
The females of a reclusive endangered lizard species may be increasing their chances of finding a mate by engaging in unusual behaviour which attracts males from up to 100m away.
Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception
Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests.
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 ...