Male Contraceptive, Winter Snooze, Whale Fight Songs
Today you’ll learn about how scientists are developing a form of birth control for men, why humans need more sleep during the winter, and how whales are giving up singing their love songs in favor of fighting for mates.
- “Sperm-Slowing Male Contraceptive Reversibly Inhibits Mouse Fertility” by Ruairi J Mackenzie
- “On-demand male contraception via acute inhibition of soluble adenylyl cyclase” by Melanie Balbach et al.
- “Humans ‘may need more sleep in winter’, study finds” by Jane Clinton
- “Seasonality of human sleep: Polysomnographic data of a neuropsychiatric sleep clinic” by Aileen Seidler et al.
- “Feeling tired? Humans may need more sleep during the winter, new study suggests” by Wyatte Grantham-Philips
- “Humans need more sleep in the winter” by Alison Bosman
Whale Fight Songs
- “Whales give up singing to fight for love” by UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
- “Post-whaling shift in mating tactics in male humpback whales” by Rebecca Dunlop & Celine Frere
- “Global whaling peaked in the 1960s” by Hannah Richie
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