Sugar Aversion Hampers Cockroach Coupling

Male cockroaches attract females by providing a roach version of chocolate – sugars and fats. Glucose-averse females, however, sometimes flee when their saliva turns the sweet treat into a bitter pill. Credit: Ayako Wada-Katsumata New research from[{” attribute=””>North Carolina State University (NC State) shows the behavioral mechanism behind a sweet cockroach mating ritual that takes … Read more

Risk Aversion Is Ruining Science

Science is built on the boldly curious exploration of the natural world. Astounding leaps of imagination and insight – coupled with a laser like focus on empiricism and experimentation – have brought forth countless wonders of insight into the workings of the universe we find ourselves in. But the culture that celebrates, supports, and rewards … Read more