University of Western Australia

A helping hand for pygmy hippos

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against ...

Jan 21, 2015
5 / 5 (1) 1

Males produce faster sperm for sisters

(Phys.org) —Mating with relatives, or inbreeding, can be costly to both sexes, and in many species males and females avoid mating with siblings.  However, the latest research adds a twist to this story ...

May 07, 2014
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Females fight back in sperm wars

(Phys.org) —Females exposed to a risk of sperm competition have been found to produce more defensive ova compared to the eggs of females reared under no risk of sperm competition, according to researchers ...

Oct 17, 2013
4.3 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast

The Milky Way now has a twin (or two)

(Phys.org)—Research presented today at the International Astronomical Union General Assembly in Beijing has found the first group of galaxies that is just like ours, a rare sight in the local Universe.

Aug 23, 2012
4.8 / 5 (14) 0 | with audio podcast