exploring the diverse, fascinating aspects of life science
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Being selfish means staying alive
When I say altruism, you probably think of giving to others. As humans, we admire when someone acts altruistic and consider altruism to be a good personality trait.
Charity cases in nature - when are animals more likely to be altruistic?
With the understanding that true altruism never benefits an individual, let’s explore some of these interesting cases of altruism in nature.
Fish are friends AND food
Many people don’t think about fish beyond what’s in their tanks or on their plate. Fish are actually a valuable and important focus for research efforts. I have trillions of reasons why!
When boys become men by dancing
It’s hard to catch the attention of ladies sometimes. So why not do a little dance, to make a little love? Let’s catch up on some of the best courtship dances in the natural world.
Is it possible to eat too much fish?
Seafood is part of a healthy diet, but it’s not a perfect health food. Let’s discuss fish consumption advisories and how they can help you avoid eating unhealthy seafood.
Do we have all the data needed to make safe choices about seafood?
Every year, fish consumption advisories are published to help us make healthy seafood choices, but how good is the data used to construct these advisories?
Live Fast, Die Young: Why Some Animals Die After Mating
Some have termed it “suicidal mating,” when adult animals die shortly after mating for the first time. How could it be beneficial to live a short life and only reproduce once?
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Some Australians consider kangaroos to be pests. Surprised? So was I.
Kangaroos, posterchildren for the Australian outback, are considered by some to be pests in their homeland. In fact, most tourists have experienced the availability of kangaroo meat and leather in parts of Australia.