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Fruit Flies (Drosophila of the family Drosophilidae): are obnoxious little pests, aren’t they? Hitchhiking into your home on fruit from the market, tucked into the soil of your indoor/outdoor plants when you bring them in for the winter, or any other random interaction of decaying plant matter. 388 more words
Everyone knows newborn babies sleep a lot. At least, that’s what the books say–although many sleep-deprived parents might disagree. But why?
Scientists have mounting evidence to support the idea that sleep is necessary for effective learning and memory functions. 478 more words
The Tweet: “Flies drink alcohol when they are sexually frustrated.”
Sexually frustrated flies will drink alcohol in order to feel rewarded. Male fruit flies that have been rejected by females will preferentially drink food containing 15% ethanol over food without alcohol, whereas sexually satisfied males will not, … 338 more words