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3 Reasons Why We Need More Girls in STEM

September 2, 2020 3

Guest post by Aurora With only 28% of women making up the science and engineering workforce, it’s no secret that women are underrepresented in these fields. It’s vital to get more girls into STEM at […]

Animal Reproduction

These Lizards Can Engage In Either Live Birth Or Egg-Laying

August 12, 2020 1

Although rare, there are three identified (so far) amphibian species where females can engage in either egg-laying (oviparity) or give birth to live young (viviparity). Zootoca Vivipara – The Viviparous Lizard The lizard Zootoca vivipara […]

Animal Nutrition

Teaching Offspring How To Forage

August 5, 2020 2

From birds to lizards and mammals, parents put effort into showing their offspring how to forage effectively. That is, how to obtain nutrition while maintaining a balance with other activities in accordance with optimal foraging […]

Animal Nutrition

Ants Farm Aphids For Their Honeydew

July 29, 2020 0

and on his farm he had an aphid, ee-i-ee-i-o Humans have perfected the art of farming. We have learned to create beautiful, healthy crops of fruits, vegetables, and meats to feed our masses. Most of […]

Animal Parenting

Can Animal Moms Get Postpartum Depression?

July 22, 2020 1

Although it’s impossible to simply ask another primate mom to explain how they are feeling and whether they may be depressed, we can infer that yes, animal moms are vulnerable to the effects of PPD. […]

Book Excerpts

Kin Recognition Among Animals

July 15, 2020 0

Humans are remarkably non-biological when it comes to kin recognition. Members of our species, at least those of us who aren’t identical twins or who don’t look a lot like their relatives, are faced with […]

Animal Reproduction

The Tree Frog That Can Lay Eggs In Water And On Land

July 8, 2020 0

The tree frog Dendropsophus ebraccatus utilizes a strange form of parental plasticity that is almost unique in the animal kingdom. These parents can deposit their eggs in either terrestrial or aquatic habitats. This is extremely […]