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Sizing up the Competition: Using Multiple Sensory Cues to Assess Rival Mates

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The art of communication involves two aspects: the first being the propagation of the signal across a medium, and the second being the reception of the information within the signal being communicated. The receiver can use this information to construct … Continue reading

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Are You My Offspring? Examining the Effect of Egg Color in Host Rejection Rates of a Non-Mimetic Brood Parasite

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Brood parasitic birds lay their eggs in the nests of host birds so as to avoid raising their own young, in turn, saving the energy and time associated with rearing offspring by passing this responsibility off to a host bird. … Continue reading

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Gotcha! Investigating the effects of visual features used for trapping prey in carnivorous plants

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Living organisms need to have consistent and reliable methods for┬áprocuring food in order to survive any situation. A steady food supply ensures survival not only of an individual organism, but also its offspring, as a healthy individual is more likely … Continue reading

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