Tag archives for mating
In the first identified case of “killer sperm,” females that mate with males of another species can become sterile or even die, a new study says.
How sexes evolved in the first place has been a lasting mystery in biology. Thanks to some transgender algae, scientists may have cracked this evolutionary whodunit.
Scientists have revealed new discoveries about mating plugs, which dwarf male spiders insert into females to keep out rival sperm.
Three new species of katydid found in South American rain forests produce the animal kingdom’s highest pitched mating call, according to a new study.
A new species of frog with some bizarre mating rituals has been discovered in India, a new study says.
The spectacular haul more than doubles the number of Indian dancing frogs, a family named for the bizarre courtship displays of their foot-waving males.
These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, a new study says.
Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a “completely astonishing” discovery, scientists say.
With spring in the air, we answer your questions about animal romance, from elephant seals to stick insects.
How cougars find each other in a vast landscape of mountains, raging water, thick forests, and rocky bluffs is one of life’s great mysteries for those of us who study mountain lions. I’ve spent many long hours contemplating this subject, and here’s what I’ve decided: it might be easier than we think. I’m speculating here,…
Males calls to females from beneath a thin layer of soil—the only frog known to have such an odd behavior, a new study says.
It’s a finding fit for Valentine’s Day: Coquerel’s sifakas that have mated and produced offspring alter their natural scents to smell alike, a new study says.
Flatworms that fence with their penises and male fish that literally latch onto their mates are among nature’s most odd and risky mating rituals.