Scientists Hope Tiny Asexual Animals Can Teach Us Why Sex Works

Sex is how most animals reproduce, so you might wonder why some scientists are using a tiny asexual animal to study it. In an article published last winter at Quanta, Emily Singer explains that the way bdelloid rotifers manage their genes has scientists asking what the term “sex” really means. » 5/29/15 11:41am Yesterday 11:41am

2015's Top New Species Include Two Animals with Cool Breeding Habits


Let’s hear it for newly-discovered species with interesting sex lives! A pufferfish that builds complex circular spawning nests and a frog that gives birth directly to live tadpoles have been picked as two of the the International Institute for Species Exploration’s “top 10” new species of 2015.
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Only about 2000 babies have been born using cryogenic egg freezing

Egg freezing is about as hot as a women's reproductive topic can get. But it's also extremely rare: Only about 2000 humans currently populating the planet can thank this method for their existence. It's a number that's surprisingly low for a procedure that's being so heavily hyped by HR departments and fertility… » 3/20/15 7:15pm 3/20/15 7:15pm

Why Russia Was Studying Space Lizard Sex In the First Place

For a brief moment, the internet was captivated by the thought of geckos copulating madly in a lost Russian satellite. Russia has since regained control of its lizard-sex orbiter, but the whole episode has gifted us an opportunity to consider a topic of extremely legitimate scientific interest. Namely, lizard sex in… » 7/29/14 12:27pm 7/29/14 12:27pm

We Must Have Space Sex For Moon and Mars Astronauts, Says Scientist

In a move that's been obvious since the film Barbarella hit the planet, a scientist's research is pointing to the need for sex in space. But it's for a scientific and sensible reason: avoiding frustration on long-term space missions, when crew-members are crammed into a spacecraft, and living in ridiculously close… » 7/15/08 3:45pm 7/15/08 3:45pm