Tag Archives: sexual selection

Evolution 101: Beauty is in the Genes of the Beholder

This Evolution 101 post is by MSU graduate student Anselmo Pontes. What do you think when you see a woman painfully balancing on sky-high heels? How about when you overhear the lame pick up lines guys come up with to … Continue reading

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Big horns trump smooth pickup lines every time

From our latest press release: Elk and rhinoceros beetles aren’t diabetic, but to grow big horns and attract mates it appears that the males are insulin-dependent. Ian Dworkin, Michigan State University zoologist, was part of a team that for the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Portrait of a Damsel

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU postdoc Idelle Cooper. If damselflies were painters, they would surely be watercolorists, and probably impressionists, too. As soon as the morning sun strikes the vegetation along the riverbank, the damselflies … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Tropical crickets hitchhike their way to rapid evolution

This week we are introducing a new feature on the BEACON Blog: BEACON Researchers at Work! Please enjoy the first post from Michigan State University postdoc Robin Tinghitella. What would happen if all the lions suddenly lost their manes, or … Continue reading

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