Primitive animals are compared with complex ones to study the evolutionary path of climax
An international team of scientists has succeeded in artificially inseminating the last female Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Will babies be far behind?
It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes.
But the FDA-approved technology for use with in vitro fertilization has yet to prove it leads to better babies
Action in the U.K. Parliament is raising questions about the future of a new reproductive technique in America
The virus is squeezing finances in affected communities—and diverting funds and resources from other health care priorities
As many mysteries as the octopus holds—its comprehensive camouflage, smart suckers, agile brain—its genome is surely holding many more (including how it can regenerate its arms—suckers, nerves and all).
First a moment to celebrate Octopus Chronicles‘ 100th post! Little could I have imagined when I started this blog in November 2011 that there would be so much amazing octopus research to cover—and so many wonderful readers.
This last month has been extremely stressful for all of us at Sikundur research station in North Sumatra while we've been following two of our favorite orangutans, Suci and her 3-year-old infant Siboy.
The octopus, by in large, practices very safe sex. You would, too, if you and the object of your affection were both cannibals. But the algae octopus (Abdopus aculeatus) has developed a relatively sophisticated mating system that involves far more close contact than many other octopus species.
Scientists recently confirmed what anglers have known for centuries—there's something special about a big mama fish. The bigger the fish, the better the bragging rights—and often, the bigger paycheck or prize.
It's not everyday that love and diarrhea come together in theoretical matrimony. Recently, however, a study by an interdisciplinary team of scientists managed to form this near-perfect union.
We’re just learning how important certain microbes can be to our own health. They can help us digest foods and protect us from harmful invaders.
A commonly used blood thinner does not appear to lower the risk of blood clots or miscarriage during pregnancy
Octopuses do the darndest things. Like kill their mate during mating—by strangling him with three arms, according to new observations from the wild.
If you really want to know if someone is into you - as in, wants to have your babies - never mind what they say. It's all in how they say it.
It's not easy to study a whale vagina. But it is necessary. Right now, penises get far more attention than vaginas in the science world. (It's also apparent in the museum scene, too—sadly, today, there's no vagina equivalent to rival the Icelandic Phallocological Museum).
The "gargantuan gametes" are the oldest on record and have visible nuclei
Male octopuses don’t usually wine and dine prospective mates. But prior to mating, both males and females do seem to be in the mood for one date-worthy food: crab, according to new research published online in the Journal of Shellfish Research.
It’s true that the octopus is super weird. These animals have blue blood and three hearts. And as online personality and humorist Ze Frank points out in his latest video creation, it seems that they can also “fart ink at a moment’s notice”--pointing to this as “evolution at its finest.” The video’s tongue-in-cheek tone might [...]