Archive: 11/25/2008

Solar-powered sea-slugs live like plants, prof says

The lowly sea slug, "Elysia chlorotica," may not seem like the most exciting of creatures, but don't be fooled: it behaves like a plant and is solar-powered, says a Texas A&M University biologist who has been studying these ...

Nov 25, 2008 4 / 5 (4) 0

Flies may reveal evolutionary step to live birth

A species of fruit fly from the Seychelles Islands often lays larvae instead of eggs, UC San Diego biologists have discovered. Clues to how animals switch from laying eggs to live birth may be found in the ...

Nov 25, 2008 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Sperm size isn't everything

Contrary to common scientific belief, the length of a sperm's tail does not always determine how fast it can swim. Research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology has shown that in the counter-intuitive micros ...

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