During mating season, a male turtle-headed sea snake will often lose sight of the female before mating can happen. The female may be metres away, but the male won’t ever find her again.
Each year, more and more people are looking to dating apps to find a partner. And a trove of data from these users is finally revealing what men and women really want.
Birds use body odour to smell out potential mates, and partners who are genetically unrelated to them smell more attractive.
Love in a time of corona.
Clapping underwater takes real strength. But wild grey seals can do it, to warn off competitors and attract potential mates.
New technologies are revealing more about the secret lives of underwater turtles. Using underwater cameras and 3D printing, researchers are learning more than ever before.
Scientists don’t just want to unravel the mysteries of slug sex for voyeurism.
New evidence boosts the idea that species with males who compete for mates adapt faster to changing circumstances.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
An infestation as a chick leads to enlarged nostrils in the beak of Darwin finches, and that affects their mating call.
Tasmanian Devils can be incredibly aggressive during mating season and their biting can have fatal consequences.
Social psychologists have been busy documenting the harmful effects that this brand of chivalry has on women. But are they missing something?
Up to half of insect sex can involve two males but our study suggests it’s probably less design and more a case of mistaken identity.
Understanding the sex lives of fungi can help in finding answers about disease control.
The competition to father young is often most intense behind the scenes.
Beneath their beautiful, flashing facade some female fireflies are ruthless predators.
From mistletoebirds, to bush turkeys, to the festively plumaged eclectus parrot, Australian birds can more than hold their own when it comes to embracing the Christmas spirit.
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
By exploiting the way yeast cells mate, researchers have figured out a quicker, easier way to identify on- and off-target drug interactions.
Some fish build sandcastles to attract a mate but others just use sneaky tactics.