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Two years, countless animal facts

I’m wrapping up my current job at the American Society of Animal Science. It has been a crazy couple of years, and I’ve learned so much. For example, a sheep’s placenta is very similar to a human placenta. That’s why … Continue reading

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Same-sex squid aren’t that unique

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt A couple weeks ago, news outlets like The New York Times and The Guardian reported on the discovery that a species of deep sea squid is as likely to mate with squids of the same sex as squids … Continue reading

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Hens go “sperm dumping”

By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Think women are cruel? Try being a rooster. According to a recent study from researchers at Oxford University, hens can actually expel sperm after sex. The researchers call the behavior “sperm dumping” and it’s as harsh as … Continue reading

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