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Bowerbirds entice females with illusory designs


January 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Male bowerbirds woo females by building 'artistic' bowers out of vegetation which is shaded by plants or trees that create an illusion of uniform decor. The ... Read more...

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How male spiders try to trick females into sex


November 14th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) Male nursery web spiders try to trick females into sex with worthless silk-wrapped gifts. But females are not so easily impressed.Most gifts contain insects, but some ... Read more...

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Europe was populated by Kashmiris around 40,000 years ago: Study


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers have found that Europe was populated by people from Kashmir around 40,000 years back and that they carry two to four percent Neanderthal genes - an ancient ... Read more...

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Offspring of promiscuous frogs have better survival rates


February 20th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, new research says. One of nature's mysteries is why some ... Read more...

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Mothers aid mating success of male bonobos


September 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 1 (ANI): In a study on bonobos, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found that the presence of mothers enhances the mating success of their sons ... Read more...

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Male deer honest about their prowess


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): The calls or groans of male Eurasian fallow deer give rivals and possible mates an honest account of the emitting deer's prowess, a new study has found.The study ... Read more...

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Being ‘too sexy’ can be a curse


December 9th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In the world of fruit flies, being sexy can be a curse, especially for the ladies.A new research has shown that the most attractive female fruit flies are ... Read more...

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How ‘kinky’ flying foxes maintain their ‘harem’ of choosy females


August 20th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): A team of German scientists has found the secret of sexual success for flying foxes.They found that males with relatively high levels of testosterone in their blood are ... Read more...

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GM mosquito trials raise concern in India


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By K. S. Jayaraman Bangalore/Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Experiments with genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes planned in India by a British company in a move to find a way to control dengue fever have ... Read more...

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Smart males ration sperm to maximise offspring


July 10th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) Attractive males release fewer sperm per mating to maximise their chances of producing offspring across a range of females, according to a new study. The findings by researchers ... Read more...

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Matings with attractive males may be less fertile than those with unattractive ones


July 10th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A team of University College London and University of Oxford researchers say that a study on the evolution of ejaculation strategies has shown that attractive males release fewer ... Read more...

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Why male flies favour longer copulation times


June 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): A study on flies of the species Drosophila montana has shown that females engaged in extended intercourse wait longer before they mate again, increasing the first fly's chances ... Read more...

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Offspring of promiscuous tit birds gets a head start to remain stronger


May 13th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Female tit birds are known for mating with rival males before their social partner, for giving genetic advantage to their chicks. But, a new study has questioned this ... Read more...

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When it comes to sex, male butterflies use dipstick method to beat rivals


January 14th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): When it comes to butterflies, sex is not as graceful an affair as one might think, claims a new study, which found that male monarch butterflies decide ... Read more...

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How gay sex can lead to birth of an offspring


October 21st, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Gay sex can produce offsprings, at least in the case of beetles, says a new study, which found that the kinky activity gives males a chance to ... Read more...

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When it comes to finding a mate, size doesnt matter for armed beetles


March 28th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): When it comes to finding a mate, size doesnt really play much of a role for one species of armed beetle, says a new study.In armed beetles ... Read more...

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