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On the trail of fire ant pheromones

The painful sting of the red imported fire ant is not easily forgotten. Delivered in large numbers, the stings can kill small animals. Humans that develop hypersensitivity to the ants' venom are at risk as ...

Apr 14, 2014 not rated yet 0

Promiscuous mouse moms bear sexier sons

University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, ...

Nov 18, 2013 3.5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Sea lampreys turning up the heat

(Phys.org) —Male sea lampreys may not be the best-looking creatures swimming in our lakes and streams, but they apparently have something going for them that the ladies may find irresistible.

Jun 27, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast