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    Birds More Sucessful When They’re In Love

    Matchmaker, matchmaker, leave us alone. That seems to be the road to happiness for birds, which according to a newly published study of zebra finches are 37 percent more reproductively productive when allowed to choose their own partners. Germany’s Max Planck Institute studied the romantic behavior of 160 birds, and those that were allowed to mate for love appeared more stimulated and motivated than those whose matches were pre-arranged — findings which may or may not translate to other species in future studies.

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