Forgive us if we seem a little dirty-minded today, what with the anatomically-correct baby doll and all, but we had to share this breakthrough in reproductive technology -- if only because the picture's so darn cute:

Australian scientists unveiled three test-tube koala cubs today as part of an artificial insemination programme to preserve the vulnerable mammal. They said the programme would lead to the creation of the world's first koala sperm bank, letting researchers screen out koala diseases.

Imagine the donor descriptions! "Cute, cuddly, large ears, slightly rotund in build. Enjoys eating eucalyptus leaves. Chlamydia-free."