reproduction

humpback whales

A Mysterious Ocean ‘Blob’ Might Have Kept Female Whales From Getting Pregnant

Scientists believe the blob gives us a grim look at how climate change could affect whales.
Sarah Emerson
3.20.19
gaia

The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
dolphin sex

Scientists Inflated Dead Dolphin Dicks to Simulate Cetacean Sex

“The degree of coevolution is astounding.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
duck sex

Being a Male Duck Is One Big Dick Measuring Contest

Ducks are known for their bizarre corkscrew penises and complex vaginas.
Lisa Cumming
9.20.17
Born To Die

We Are Programmed to Die Early, and That’s a Good Thing

Complex systems theorists have created a model that overturns longstanding assumptions about the relationship between death and natural selection.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.17
Warrior Princesses

Watch War-Painted Female Fruit Flies Fight After Sex

The lady insects have some sick fighting moves, including leg-fencing and headbutts.
Becky Ferreira
5.16.17
snake orgy

Yearly Snake Fuckfest Is In Full Swing

Visitors flock to snake dens each spring in Manitoba, Canada to witness the snake orgies.
Lisa Cumming
5.5.17
artificial humans

An Artificial Womb for Lambs Foreshadows Womb-Free Births for Humans

Lamb fetuses were kept alive outside their mothers’ bodies in “biobags.”
Paul Tadich
4.25.17
Wait For It...

After a 40 Year Battle, Is Male Birth Control Finally Coming?

Meet the man who never gave up on bringing it to market.
Sohini Chattopadhyay
2.14.17
reproduction

How One Fish Uses Sneak Attacks to Divebomb Potential Mates

It's one of the first times that scientists have filmed “sneaking” in the wild.
Farnia Fekri
2.10.17
sharks

How That Female Zebra Shark Reproduced Without a Male Partner

Girl I didn't know you could get down like that.
Madison Margolin
1.18.17
United Kingdom

A Happy Ending For 'Jeremy' the Snail Whose Genitals Are In the Wrong Place

UK residents scoured their gardens to find a special mate for this asymmetrical snail.
Sarah Emerson
11.8.16
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