Tag Archive | birdsong
A UChicago biologist asks why some birds continue to make elaborate displays long after attracting a mate, and finds that it may be best for their offspring.
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The Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street movies aren’t typically thought of as mating strategies. But putting on a scary movie is a trick as old as drive-in theaters for encouraging one’s date to jump in fright and snuggle in just a little bit closer. Birds, so far as we know, aren’t into […]
If we’re lucky, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping, a fact that appears on its face to be a colossal waste of time. Wouldn’t us humans be able to get so much more done if we weren’t required to shut down for 8 hours a night? But the fact that the need for […]