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How female burying beetles stop males wanting sex

Bonn - The female burying beetle ensures, that once she has given birth, the attention of the male beetle is not on sex but on looking after the young and the next. This is through spraying a chemical.

Heart-warming kangaroo picture wasn't what is seemed

Sydney - This week a photograph of a male kangaroo cradling its dying mate in apparent mourning went viral. Was this simply anthropomorphism? Yes, says a leading biologist and it's just about sex.

Watch adorable birds tap-dance while attracting a mate

An enchanting video has been released showing adorable and colourful birds undertake a rhythmical dance, replete with toe-tapping action, in a bid to attract a mate.

Injecting sperm into the head, how flatworms might mate

Flatworms have a fascinating process of reproduction, according to a new study. This includes the bizarre practice, when things get desperate, of injecting sperm directly from their own heads into their bodies.

Combating ash borers through sex appeal

Budapest - Biologists have discovered a way to kill invasive emerald ash borers using female decoys. The beetles harm ash trees, and infestations are usually difficult to detect until the symptoms become severe.

Are females more attracted to artistic men?

A recent study by an Italian postgraduate student claims that art and creativity is a masculine representation of one's genes in the context of selective mating in humans, and therefore makes males more attractive.

Dwarf spiders try to keep paternity against rivals

Male dwarf spiders deploy sperm-blocking plugs, according to a new study. The objective is to thwart the reproductive chances of their mate’s subsequent suitors.

Can't quit smoking? Blame it on our Neanderthal ancestors

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals co-existed on earth for thousands of years. Then, about 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals became extinct. Last year, a near-complete reconstruction of the Neanderthal genome was published, showing some interesting results.

Why do female Sea Turtles return to their place of birth?

Scientists studying Loggerhead turtles have offered an explanation as to why male and female turtles adopt different strategies for mating. The females always return to their island of birth, however males will mate at multiple locations.

17-year cicada broods make their presence known in New Jersey Special

Watchung - As the unusual cold snap broke on Sunday, the 17-year cicadas made their appearance known - emerging from the ground in swelling numbers.

Female Atlantic mollies attracted to same-sex flirting

Frankfurt - German scientists studying a species of tropical fish have found that females of the species are attracted to males who "flirt" with other males.

Size Does Matter in Sexual Selection

It is an age old debate: does size matter in sexual selection? There is no new light shed in relation to the human male. However, there has been some interesting new research been published about beetles.

Testosterone study clarifies influence on men's mating behavior

Scientists recently studied men vying for female attention to find out if it’s more than a theory that testosterone plays a role in dominance, competitiveness and mating behavior.

Men want good bodies short-term, pretty faces long-term Special

Men who are looking for short-term companionship are more interested in a woman's body than those looking for a long-term relationship, who focus on a woman's face, researchers have found.

Genetics And Common Sense Sheds Light On Fruitless Situation At A Japanese Zoo

What is 2 feet long and hard as a rock? Well, I can honestly say it was missing from this mating pair in a Japanese zoo. After nearly six months of trying to mate a pair of polar bears, it seems that a piece of important equipment was missing.

Chinese Researchers Try To Use 'Panda Sex Tape' To Get Pandas To Mate

Two pandas named Qing Qing and Ha Lei tangle and do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel in a new video made by the Chengdu Research Base in China. This panda sex tape was designed for pandas to mate and reproduce.

Would you update or relocate to help you land that perfect mate?

Picture this: a single woman looking for a good catch in a mate comes across a guy who seems to have it all. She googles him and finds out he's filthy rich, enjoys opera and theatre, is well-read and has travelled in over 162 countries.

Longer Penises Give Rodents Mating Advantage

A longer penis attracts the ladies, in the rodent world, that is, according to a new study.
 

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The new findings from the study by researchers at the University of Texas  US  suggest that men seek...
The new findings from the study by researchers at the University of Texas, US, suggest that men seeking a short-term relationship have psychological adaptations to look for partners who are fertile and can produce offspring.
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Men who are looking for short-term companionship are more interested in a woman s body than those lo...
Men who are looking for short-term companionship are more interested in a woman's body than those looking for a long-term relationship, who focus on a woman's face, researchers have found.
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Illustration of Microbrachius dicki  the first-known animal to have sex
Illustration of Microbrachius dicki, the first-known animal to have sex
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The authors claim this is the first study to experimentally analyse the relative importance of faces...
The authors claim this is the first study to experimentally analyse the relative importance of faces and bodies as whole components. Previous research has examined the qualities that make faces and bodies attractive, such as symmetry and waist-to-hip ratio.
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A male sage grouse making his mating display.
A male sage grouse making his mating display.
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