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If you thought the battle of the sexes was chaotic, meet Tetrahymena thermophila, whose genetic mysteries are finally being revealed.
Female Ulidiid flies expel and eat ejaculate as a way to control who will father their offspring, a new study says.
Worms that eat dead whales at the bottom of the ocean also mate inside the bones, a new study shows for the first time.
Valentine’s Day inspires silly displays in the name of romance, but heart-shaped candies and sappy cards are nothing compared to the show that nature routinely puts on. From balloon-blowing seals to penis-fencing flatworms, here’s a selection of some of the flashiest—and weirdest—ways that animals show off and compete to win mates.
A new study of coyote relationships has found that the only “tail” they chase is probably their own (or the Road Runner’s. Meep! Meep!) A recent study of urban coyotes shows that these canine cousins are loyal to their mates and never stray. Not ever. The surprising bit? This fidelity is helping coyotes to…