Archive for March 20th, 2017:

Secret of a sperm’s success

How a sperm manages to reach the fallopian tubes is clear at last, scientists say. Article source:

Etna escape: ‘Pelted with hot debris’

Image copyright Sam Robinson Image caption Etna is usually doing something. That makes it a draw for scientists and tourists When we arrived in Sicily, we discovered that we were in luck: Mount Etna had just started to erupt again. I was part of a BBC team who had come to film a report on

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Sperm swimming technique ‘all down to simple maths’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Millions of sperm set off but only a few will complete the journey How an individual sperm swims, against all the odds, through fluid to reach the fallopian tubes has been revealed – and it’s all about rhythm. Researchers from the UK and Japan found that the head

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