These Robotic Sperm Could Change the Way In Vitro Fertilization Works

A team of Dutch engineers just published the details of a curious new invention: tiny robotic sperm that can be controlled with a weak magnetic field. Like real sperm, these so-called MagnetoSperm flip their tails to swim towards their target. Unlike real sperm, they're made of metal-coated polymer. » 6/03/14 3:40pm 6/03/14 3:40pm

Scientists create a cyborg sperm for the first time ever

Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have created "the first sperm-based biobots"—a cybernetic microorganism made of metal and a bull's sperm cell that can be remote controlled and used to impregnate an egg or deliver a drug to a target anywhere inside your body. » 12/11/13 10:53pm 12/11/13 10:53pm

Why Is the USDA Storing 700,000 Vials of Frozen Sperm in Colorado?

When a drive through America's heartland showcases mile after mile of cow-filled field, it's easy to overlook the most sobering of all possibilities. These wonderful delicious animals could all get wiped out one day, leaving the world burgerless and milk free. Don't worry. The USDA is on the case. » 8/09/13 2:40pm 8/09/13 2:40pm

Sperm Carry Over 37 Megabytes of DNA Data, and Other Amazing Science…

Did you know that the DNA information in a single sperm contains 37.5 MB worth of data? Which means that an average ejaculation almost instantly transfers roughly 1.5 1,500 terabytes of data. Suddenly USB 3.0 doesn't look that impressive when compared to what Mother Nature's been using for years. » 1/03/13 2:40pm 1/03/13 2:40pm

This Is Why You Don't Donate Sperm on Craigslist

If you've ever considered selling some of your swimmers on Craigslist for a little extra scratch, you might want to give it a little more thought. William Marotta, who did just that, wound up having to pay child support for his biological child, despite having signed away all rights to the little guys and any humans… » 12/31/12 1:30pm 12/31/12 1:30pm

Sperm Captured in 3D for the First Time Reveals Corkscrew Swimming…

Scientists, bless their brains, have finally tracked the paths of sperm in 3D. It's the first time they've been successful in 3D-mapping the trajectory of sperm and it's revealed a few things about those drippy critters: some sperm swim in corkscrew-like patterns and others are 'hyperactive' and hectic. Your sperm has… » 9/17/12 9:30pm 9/17/12 9:30pm

Scientists Have Discovered a Compound That May Lead to the First Male…

Scientists have just discovered that a compound originally meant to treat cancer could actually lead to the real-life creation of a unicorn: the male birth control pill. The researchers report that the compound, known as JQ1, holds the promise of a reversible form of male birth control. It's the pill but for dudes. » 8/16/12 8:00pm 8/16/12 8:00pm