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What do sperm whales say?

When a team of researchers began listening in on seven sperm whales in the waters off the Azores, they discovered that the whales' characteristic tapping sounds serve as a form of individual communication. But what are they ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Why fruit fly sperm are giant

In the animal kingdom, sperm usually are considerably smaller than eggs, which means that males can produce far more of them. Large numbers of tiny sperm can increase the probability of successful fertilization, especially ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Prawn spawn secrets unlocked in 3D images

Discovering the secrets of how one of the world's most popular prawn species produces sperm and transfers it to create the next generation could help free aquaculture from reliance on brood stock from the wild.

dateMay 16, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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