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They are sitting in their workout gear, on the familiar grey couch where they record the YouTube videos that have turned them into stars. But there are no signature dazzling smiles today. It happened so quickly that there was no way the decision could have been made by a person: there was no time for anyone to have watched the video.
All rights reserved. Kimberly Jeffries spotted the dead sperm whale from nearly half a mile away—a white mass the size of a bus bobbing in the calm early-morning waters. It was Januaryand Jeffries, a Hawaii-based nature and wildlife photographerhad arrived at this spot a couple of miles southwest of Waikiki hoping to catch a glimpse of predators drawn to the floating cetacean feast.
Sperm use a distinctive two-dimensional slither mode when swimming within a micrometer of a surface. This allows human sperm to swim faster in the highly viscous and confined regions of the fallopian tube. The motion of a slithering sperm cell resembles that of a snake wriggling across the desert floor — the head of the sperm points in one direction and the long tail ripples back and forth behind it, propelling the cell in a straight line.
A German carpenter has invented a valve which he claims will revolutionise contraception, by allowing a man to turn the flow of sperm from his testicles on and off at the flick of a switch. Clemens Bimek told Spiegel magazine the idea first came to him some 20 years ago, when he was watching a television documentary about contraception, and wondered whether it would be possible to control the flow of sperm with a simple valve. When he discovered that no one had ever filed a patent for such a device, he decided to develop his own.
In an online video released on Tuesday, the Beijing-based woman looks into the camera lens, smiling. Her cellphone number flashed on the screen. Rather, she enjoys her own company.
The company's S-1 lays the groundwork for what is widely expected to be one of the largest initial public offerings of the year, second only to Uber's IPO in May. It's also Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos' accusations extended beyond GE's management to actuaries, auditors and analysts who he claims overlooked billions in liabilities.