People often think of species having two biological sexes, male and female. But that’s not a concept that always applies. There’s a fungus, for example, with 23,000 sexes. Yes. 23,000. That might seem like it makes life difficult, but in fact, due to different mating systems, these shrooms are spoiled for choice.
This week’s newsletter also has the life story of one panda who was really, really good at sex, and how conservationists are dealing with the genetic challenges of his prowess. Get this and many more fun links and sounds and science support options when you subscribe! For free. Cause it’s fun.