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St Valentine’s Day Sperm Massacre

Valentine’s Day isn’t about flowers and chocolates for researchers from the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), instead, they’ve been doing some hard thinking about the business-end of the courtship process – evolution and its effects on human sexual reproduction. In sexual reproduction, natural selection is generally thought of as something that happens prior to the, er, […]

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Rodent Sperm Cooperate For Success

Competition for successful fertilization is believed to strongly influence the design of sperm and the incredible variation of sperm appearance across species has long fascinated scientists. The functional significance of many sperm traits, however, is still poorly understood. But now, a new study by researchers from the UK and Australia has revealed a fascinating cooperative […]

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