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The origins of monogamy in humans

The origins of monogamy in humans

Why humans evolved to be in monogamous relationships is still a bit of a mystery, but new research suggests it came about as a way to prevent infanticide. To learn more, check out Carl Zimmer’s article about this research in the New York Times HERE.

Chivalry is not dead, at least among crickets

Chivalry is not dead, at least among crickets

Males of many species “guard” females after they’ve mated, presumably to prevent them from mating with other males. But in the cricket Gryllus campestris, males have a more noble intent when they guard their mate: to save her from being eaten. Researchers Rolando Rodriguez-Muñoz, Amanda Bretman, and Tom Tregenza in England observed crickets in their … Continue reading