Your Sperm are Ticking, Mutating Time Bombs

Everyone knows that as men age so do their sperm, slowing a little and becoming less... potent. But research suggests that sperm actually mutate with age—which in turn could increase the chances of fathering a child with a genetic disorder. Read More >>

Heart Cells Power This Swimming, Sperm-Like Bio-Bot

Say what you will about these sperm-like bio-bots; they've got heart. The beating of live heart cells propels a tail back and forth, so that these self-powered swimming bio-bots—the first of their kind—could one day wriggle through your body delivering drugs. No batteries needed. Read More >>

Is Your Food Tasteless? You Might Be Firing Blanks

It's every bloke's secret nightmare, until you have your own little sprogs that is, that once you actually get down to it, you might be a little, well, anaemic in the baby-making department. Now it seems if you have a weak sense of taste, your little soldiers might be a bit crap. Read More >>

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This Is Why You Don't Donate Sperm on Craigslist

If you've ever considered selling some or your swimmers on Craigslist for a little extra scratch, you might want to give it a little more thought. William Marotta, who did just that, wound up having to pay child support for his biological child, despite having signed away all rights to the little guys and any humans that might get made from them. Read More >>

Scientists Create Healthy Mice Using Eggs Made From Stem Cells

A team of Japanese scientists has managed to turn mouse stem cells into viable eggs—that can be inseminated and go on to produce normal, healthy mouse pups. The finding has massive implications for the development of infertility treatments in the future. Read More >>

Sperm Captured in 3D for the First Time Reveals Corkscrew Swimming Patterns

Scientists, bless their brains, have finally tracked the paths of sperm in 3D. It's the first time they've been successful in 3D-mapping the trajectory of sperm and it's revealed a few things about those drippy critters: some sperm swim in corkscrew-like patterns and others are 'hyperactive' and hectic. Your sperm has strokes, dude. Read More >>

Scientists Have Discovered a Compound That May Lead to the First Male Birth Control Pill

Scientists have just discovered that a compound originally meant to treat cancer could actually lead to the real-life creation of a unicorn: the male birth control pill. The researchers report that the compound, known as JQ1, holds the promise of a reversible form of male birth control. It's the pill but for dudes. Read More >>

The Truth About Semen

A gentleman's relish is the true water of life. A nice shot of semen allows a man to pass on a genetic code through the ages, offering the closest thing to eternal life humans are ever likely to achieve. But such wonders aren't straightforward. In fact, semen is a wonderfully complex secretion, rich in evolutionary history and packed full of healthy chemicals. And actually, there's far more to it than sperm alone. Read More >>

Drinking, Drugs and Diet Don't Harm Your Sperm -- But Tight Pants Do

Most medical guidelines suggest that sperm count can be seriously set back by all manner of enjoyable activities: drinking, smoking, taking recreational drugs and even eating unhealthy food. A new study, however, suggests there's only one thing you really need avoid: tight pants. Read More >>

Salmon Sperm Is Your Next-Generation Optical Storage Device

By adding a bit of silver to a thin layer of salmon sperm DNA and sandwiching it all between two electrodes, scientists have created a data storage device that could lead to a cheaper replacement for silicon. Read More >>

Protect Your Testicles From Technology; Your Future Children Will Thank You

If you dream of spawning a mini me or three one of these days, you might consider keeping that laptop off your lap and curbing your mobile phone use just a touch. Read More >>

Fertility Chip Could Herald New Era of Hands-On Home Testing for Sperm Effectiveness

Gentlemen, are you shooting blanks or are you ready to continue your family line another generation? Before, answering that question required a trip to the doctors. Today, a Dutch researcher says the test could eventually be, ahem, in your hands. Read More >>


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