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Diatom sperm go fishing for eggs

Diatom sperm go fishing for eggs

Did you know that diatoms have sex? I didn’t. You know diatoms, those microscopic, silicon-encased, sorta algae things that live in the ocean…and basically anywhere else there’s water. They’re single-celled organisms that hang out at the bottom of the food chain and their dead, decomposed bodies (called diatomaceous earth) are used by humans for many … Continue reading

Older worms have more sex appeal

Older worms have more sex appeal

C. elegans are tiny worms that exist as hermaphrodites or rare males. A male rubs against a hermaphrodite with the mating apparatus on his tails and if he thinks she’s sexy enough, he’ll try to mate with her. And what turns on a male worm? Answer: an older lady. No one knows what the male … Continue reading