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Do sponges have circadian clocks?

I originally published this on March 30, 2006. Much of the biological research is done in a handful of model organisms. Important studies in organisms that can help us better understand the evolutionary relationships on a large scale tend to be hidden far away from the limelight of press releases and big journals...

March 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Poor Diets Lower Sperm Counts

Fellas, want a better chance of passing along your genes? Try laying off the fried food. A more healthful diet will not only help you get fitter, but, new research indicates, it might also increase the odds that your sperm are in better shape, too.A whole host of factors might impair male fertility—including alcohol intake, smoking, drug use, excessive heat, environmental factors and biological abnormalities...

March 13, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

I AM SCIENCE: The Stories of the 99% (of Scientists)

It has been just 45 days since I wrote about my nontraditional pathway into science at Deep Sea News . This post and the resulting hashtag #IamScience on Twitter resulted in an explosion of stories from 140 character tweets to several hundred blog posts from an enormously diverse group of online scientists...

March 13, 2012 — Kevin Zelnio

When Sparks Fly: Aphrodisiacs and the Fruit Fly

If your partner has ever given you anything like this......or this......you might be wondering things like: how am I supposed to react to this? Or, should I re-evaluate this relationship?Researchers have also asked questions regarding reactions and relationships when examining the connection between foods and sexual desire.Historically, sex, appetites and the intersection of sexual appetites have spanned the globe for centuries...

March 13, 2012 — Layla Eplett

ScienceOnline2012 interview with Matt Shipman

Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication...

March 13, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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