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2005-06-16 11:40:00

A unique breed of cockroach may hold the key to explaining why women who delay having children until later life have lower fertility compared to women who gave birth in their teens. Scientists have long speculated why, from an evolutionary perspective, a woman's reproductive history should influence her ability to have children in the future. Now, biologists at The University of Manchester have been given some clues after studying the mating behaviour of the dusky roach (Nauphoeta cinerea)....


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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