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The Indian Peafowl's tail is a particularly dramatic 'sexual ornament' © Dinesh Kannambadi

Sexual selection: when evolution gets intimate

Fri, 12/02/2021
How could outrageously impractical plumage like the peacock’s tail possibly have evolved through natural selection? We delve into the secrets of sexual selection, a kind of evolution that initially left Charles Darwin baffled…
Vinaceous Amazon © Vagmak/Flickr

Fancy a mate? Only if shade grown

Fri, 23/09/2016
Organic yerba mate receives a healthy infusion from Darwin Initiative grants scheme.