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Zika Virus Ravages Testicles of Male Mice

Just 2 weeks post-infection, their testes shrank visibly

(Newser) - The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly, or shrunken heads, in the infants of pregnant women who contract the virus, but it also decimates the testicles of males—at least in mice, report researchers in the journal Nature . Little is currently known about the impact of an infection on... More »

Pelvic Bones Give Whales 'Crazy Control' During Sex

Mammal's pelvis is key to tricky reproductive maneuvers, scientists say

(Newser) - All this time, scientists thought a whale's pelvis was useless—but it turns out that it may actually help the marine mammal make its moves when it's time to get it on. A study published in the journal Evolution finds that bigger actually is better when it comes... More »

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