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Sperm have a weird way of swimming and we only noticed after 300 years

By Clare Wilson Less like an eel, more like an otterPolymaths-lab.com Sperm swim differently to how we thought. Rather than undulating their tails symmetrically, like an eel, they have a lopsided wiggle that combines with spinning about their long axis to give an overall forward motion. “The asymmetry cancels out because of the rotation,” says… Read More »