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Animal kingdom’s testicle king revealed

UK researchers at the University of Derby and University of Cambridge believe they have found which species has the largest testicles in relation to body weight on the planet, and also why such gargantuan gonads are necessary. The Tuberous Bushcricket (Platycleis affinis) gets the honors, say the researchers who noted that its testes represent 14 […]

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Concern Over Environmental Estrogen

Long-term exposure to a synthetic estrogen at levels below those currently found in the environment could have a major impact on fish populations, according to a study appearing in the journalEnvironmental Health Perspectives. The study, authored by Jon P. Nash, shows that ethynylestradiol, a potent synthetic form of estrogen used in oral contraceptives, can produce […]

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