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Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids—and not necessarily only their own, according to new research published by anthropologists at Northwestern ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Optical illusion spooks raptors

Researchers from the CNRS and Université de Rennes 1, in collaboration with Airbus, have designed a visual pattern that elicits long-term avoidance of high-risk areas by raptors. The work clears ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Reproductive strategy drives slower female aging

The aging of males and females is influenced by how they choose to invest their available energy, according to a study of fruit flies carried out at Linköping University, Sweden. The results, ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Aussie same-sex penguin 'couple' tickled pink by foster egg

Two male penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" have become so good at nesting that zookeepers in Sydney have given them a real egg to look after.

7 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Ants regulate growth of seemingly 'useless' organ to make huge soldiers

Scientists at McGill have found the answer to a question that perplexed Charles Darwin. So much so, that it actually led him to doubt his own theory of evolution. He wondered, if natural selection ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Fiery, high-flying Icarus moth finally confirmed as new species

In Greek myth, Icarus was the high-flying son of Daedalus who, due to his own arrogance, flew too close to the sun, melting the wax in his wings and bringing him calamitously down to ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Gizmag

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Cleaning, but safely! Cocoons protect sensitive ant brood during toxic disinfection

Ants are tidy—when they move into a new nest box, they spend the first days cleaning it thoroughly, just like humans moving into a new home. Many ants produce highly acidic chemicals from specialized ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Becoming promiscuous to ensure reproduction

Females of a socially monogamous passerine, the Japanese great tit (Parus minor), become more promiscuous after hatchings fail in the first breeding attempt—apparently attempting to ensure successful ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential ...

Thu 4 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Small-brained female guppies aren't drawn to attractive males

Female guppies with smaller brains can distinguish attractive males, but they don't recognise them as being more appealing or choose to mate with them, according to a new study by UCL and Stockholm ...

Mon 8 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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