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A citizen science project on plastic pollution in streams and flying kākāpō sperm takes to the air. Audio
In a world-first for kākāpō conservation, a drone (nicknamed the 'spermcopter') has flown kākāpō sperm across Whenua Hou / Codfish Island - the Kākāpō Files was there for episode 10. Audio
Dr Helen Taylor stands out as a science communicator and her communication about the research on conservation genetics and threatened species earned her the Callaghan Medal from the the Royal Society… Audio
This week, ground-breaking research into how and why flamingoes can stand on one leg; why we tend to shun people who are sick; and the survival of human sperm in space. Audio
Bird sperm from native species such as robins, as well as introduced dunnocks from Dunedin, may shed light on problems with male fertility and infertile eggs. Video, Audio, Gallery
Professor Emerita in Science Communication at the University of Otago Jean Fleming, on (quirky) human anatomy - the epididymis, the tubal system that the sperm mature in, after they leave the testis.
Two new studies report a decline in sperm quality in older males, and poor breeding success as a result of inbreeding in little spotted kiwi populations Audio