The animal kingdom is a vast landscape of bizarre behaviors. Watch this video to understand the mating practices of intense dominant female animals.
Explore the unusual mating practices of the animal kingdom such as virgin birth.
Watch this video to understand how odor and taste drives the mating behavior of much of the animal kingdom.
The ritual battles for dominance is a key factor in which animals get to have intercourse and which do not. Eventually someone wins and carries on their genes. Understand this example of survival of the fittest.
As headlines focus on melting glaciers and rising water levels caused by global warming, climate change is quietly taking its toll on the nearly invisible occupants of this planet, the microbes. In a study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, researchers fro ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. One of the newest features to be added to Minecraft is the hunger bar. Since the final 1.8 update, players go hungry over time if they don't replenish themselves. Hunger is also det ...more
Last time we took a look at some of the creatures of the pond, including the dragonfly nymph. Today, we examine the all-grown-up dragonflies in the field you are used to seeing on summer days! Dragonflies are not dangerous, but the extra large ones can bite you something fierc ...more
The widely used expression "free as a bird" intimates an enviable existence: delicate, yet mighty wings transporting to destinations no human could so breezily venture. But despite their fanciful, superhero ability, in truth, the avian race leads one of the most difficult exis ...more
Life has many perils: parasites, predators, and pitfalls. Eventually, any organism will succumb, and if that organism has not first passed on its genes, those genes will face extinction. So, we are designed to procreate while young. Some genes will help us early in life, but ...more
Males fight for dominance in order to gain access to the limited supply of female eggs. This is why male birds expend energy on brightly colored plumage, but female birds do not. That said, if a male knows he's relatively weak, there is often no point in wasting energy attemp ...more
Everything from disposed of drugs to hormones and disease-causing bacteria — anything that is rinsed or flushed down the drain — can contaminate wastewater. A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada was the first to measure the effects of waste-contamin ...more
To keep fungal pathogens at bay in their crowded homes, wood ants mix potions to create powerful protection for their nest and their young. Makes sense, right? Humans mix chemicals all the time to make medicines, household cleaners, and other health and wellness products. But ...more