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Seed Beetles Are Locked in a Brutal ‘Sexual Arms Race’

Seed Beetles Are Locked in a Brutal ‘Sexual Arms Race’

This is going to hurt. (Credit: Shutterstock) Cowpea seed beetle sex is complicated. During copulation, a masculine seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus, uses his sharp, spiky penis to repairs females’ reproductive tract while depositing sperm. All a while, a womanlike energetically kicks during her suitor—it hurts! As studies have shown, males with longer, damaging penis spikes […]

Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?

Why Do Flamingos Stand on One Leg?

A immature flamingo demonstrates it’s passive, one-legged stance. (Credit: Rob Felt/Georgia Tech) Flamingos are distinguished not usually for their shining pinkish plumes, though for how they mostly mount on a singular slim leg, even when asleep. Now scientists find that station on one leg might counter-intuitively need reduction bid for flamingos than station on two. […]

The Power of Office Rituals

The Power of Office Rituals

(Credit: Shutterstock) Anthropologists have prolonged complicated how rituals connect practitioners together. From African tribes relocating rhythmically around a glow to a scripted kneeling and station by Catholics during Sunday mass, participants lower organisation temperament by ritual. But protocol also spills over into business and amicable situations. “The good thing about protocol is that anywhere humans […]

New Dinosaur Relative Teleocrater Raises Questions About Their Evolution

New Dinosaur Relative Teleocrater Raises Questions About Their Evolution

Meet Teleocrater rhadinus, a non-dinosaur revelation a startling new story of dinosaur evolution. (Credit Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”/Gabriel Lio) Well, well, well… looks like it’s time for nonetheless another reorganization in a dinosaur story, this time pleasantness of one of a animals’ early relatives, Teleocrater rhadinus. The initial outline of a animal, […]

Arr, Matey! This Sea Scorpion Be A ‘Primordial Swashbuckler,’ Yarr!

Arr, Matey! This Sea Scorpion Be A ‘Primordial Swashbuckler,’ Yarr!

Sea scorpion Slimonia acuminata made quick work of a chase with a saber-like spine. (Credit Nathan E. Rogers) Be blissful a class wasn’t around some 400 million years ago…we would have had to contend with hulk sea scorpions, some some-more than 10 feet in length and able of prowling about on land in hunt of a meal. […]

Infamous Man-Eaters of Tsavo Ate Like Zoo Animals

Infamous Man-Eaters of Tsavo Ate Like Zoo Animals

What’s left of a scandalous lion twin famous as a man-eaters of Tsavo now resides during Chicago’s Field Museum. (Credit John Weinstein, The Field Museum) The man-eaters of Tsavo, dual lions that killed tyrannise workers in Kenya some-more than a century ago, have desirous legends, cinema and a lot of investigate papers perplexing to explain […]

Meet Zuul Crurivastator: we Ain’t ‘Fraid Of No Ankylosaur

Meet Zuul Crurivastator: we Ain’t ‘Fraid Of No Ankylosaur

Okay, so this is not an artist digest of Zuul crurivastator, a new ankylosaurine from Montana…but this Ghostbusters character did enthuse a name. (Courtesy Columbia Pictures) Don’t let a inhuman name of a new armored dinosaur found in Montana dope you: Zuul crurivastator (the new classification is a curtsy to a categorical Ghostbusters villain) is indeed utterly […]

New Chamber Reveals Most Complete Homo Naledi To Date

New Chamber Reveals Most Complete Homo Naledi To Date

The skull of a Homo naledi citation named “Neo.” (Credit: Wits University/John Hawks) With a array of papers out today, Homo naledi gets both a birthdate and some-more complete. Discovered in a South African cave, H. naledi first came to light in 2015, in a paper by University of a Witwatersrand anthropologist Lee Berger. Though a stays were undated […]

Untangling a Ancient Inca Code of Strings

Untangling a Ancient Inca Code of Strings

Village authorities insisted on doing a khipus though gloves to feel a twine differences. (Credit: William Hyland) Two colourful bundles of string, over 10,000 feet high in a Peruvian Andes, competence reason clues for deciphering a ancient formula of a Inca civilization. Kept as heirlooms by a encampment of San Juan de Collata, a strings […]

Naked Mole-rats Can Go 18 Minutes Without Oxygen

Naked Mole-rats Can Go 18 Minutes Without Oxygen

Naked mole-rats in Thomas Park’s laboratory. (Credit: Thomas Park/UIC) Though they might demeanour nauseous to us, unprotected mole-rats never wish for friendship. The clean-shaven rodents live in vast colonies underneath a earth, inhabiting byzantine warrens underneath a mud of their local East Africa. They send foraging parties out by a mud in hunt of a […]

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