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Friday Weird Science: Sperm trading

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a hermaphroditic flatworm in possession of its own sperm, rarely runs short of sperm, and thus must be in want of another hermaphrodite of suitable quality to inseminate.”
-Jane Austen, if she had studied flatworms

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about how flatworms trade sperm. It turns out they are a species that gives as good as they get! Head over and check it out!

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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