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Ovulation

tags: Ovulation, medicine, technology, streaming video Recently, human ovulation was captured on video for the first time ever. Two researchers, Stephan Gordts and Ivo Brosens of the Leuven Institute for Fertility & Embryology in Belgium, performed transvaginal laparoscopy, which involves making a small cut in the vaginal wall and observing the ovary with an endoscope.…

Bright Blue Tits Make Better Mothers

tags: researchblogging.org, blue tits, Cyanistes caeruleus, Parus caeruleus, sexual selection, mate choice, ornithology, female coloration, reproduction, maternal quality, evolution, birds, ornithology In many bird species, the females are brightly colored, just as the males are, but the evolutionary reasons for brightly colored females is unclear. According to one hypothesis, because males and females share the…

Your Cheating Heart ..

tags: researchblogging.org, superb starling, Spreo superbus, Lamprotornis superbus, birds, behavior, infidelity Superb starling, Lamprotornis (Spreo) superbus. These small birds are commonly found in open woodlands and savannahs throughout Northeast Africa. Image: Hogle Zoo, Utah. While it is widely known that males of many species seek out extra-pair copulations in order to produce as many offspring…