While many would like to believe that birds 'mate for life,' turns out that just like humans, stressed-out birds are just as likely to cheat on their partners. And the worse part is that global warming seems to be exacerbating the trend.
According to the Scientific American, researchers recently found out that females in unstable climates lay more eggs that lack their spouse's DNA and swap mates more often between breeding. They also discovered that female birds are more likely to stray if their male spouses aren't able to provide for them.
However, there may be an upside to all this cheating as "Mating with multiple partners improves the chances that at least one chick will have the genes to cope with the variable conditions to come," explained a lead researcher behind the study.
Texting has become such a huge form of communication that we have evolved into a society seeking for instant gratification - instant replies. That beep, or notification, seems so much more important - and that becomes an extremely dangerous thing when drivers respond to that blinking red bubble on your phone. Read more
Sometime in mid 2013, in Dallas, Texas, a liberal peruser gave his perfect first-release duplicate of Philip Roth's Our Group to the nearby Goodwill store, its regal blue tidy coat glimmering as splendidly as it did in 1971. Read more