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Cheese has sex

Your Cheese is Having Sex

“Until pretty recently, a big chunk of fungal species were thought to reproduce without sex–until people really started to look. It turns out, there’s a lot more sex going on in the fungal world (on the down-low) than people thought. And that includes fungi that are used to make delicious blue cheese. Jeanne Ropars and colleagues in France, the home of Roquefort cheese, looked at the genomes of the mold Read more...

sex in space

Sex in space

The October-November issue of the Journal of Cosmology features an entry from Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D. entitled, Sex on Mars: Pregnancy, Fetal Development, and Sex in Outer Space. He details many issues including menstruation and radiation threats to women as well as decreased testosterone levels in men. Joseph raises issues with psychology, desire, logistics, and marriage while citing sources from Antarctic and isolation research. His solution is pricier than others (e.g. send only married couples) Read more...