How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef Play

How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail - also known as the giant triton - is present. Sep 18, 2017
Americas infertility crisis: The shocking statistics Play

Americas infertility crisis: The shocking statistics

New research shows sperm concentration had fallen by 52% in Western countries between 1973 and 2011. In the 1970s, the average Western man had a sperm concentration of 99 million/milliliter. That number changed by 2011 when the sperm count had fallen to 47.1 million/milliliter. Sperm concentrations under 40 million per milliliter are considered below normal and can impair fertility.  Sep 14, 2017