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September 18, 2014

 

Blue Angels disperse in flight

Fruit Flies are In-Flight Experts

Fruit flies are unbelievably quick and agile: They can steer out of harm's way in under seven milliseconds!

May 12, 2014

 

A fruit fly with bright red eyes sits on a red wall.

Fruit Fly Slumber

Ever wonder if fruit flies sleep? Find out on today's A Moment of Science.

March 14, 2014

 

A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

October 30, 2013

 

Boy surrounds by memo notes shudders to think.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

Losing the ability to form memories can free up the brain to focus on survival.

July 11, 2013

 

Hoverfly in flight

Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

Scientists are devising tiny robots in order to better understand insect flight.

November 1, 2011

 

close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

July 7, 2009

 

Reindeer

Sneaky Botflies and Clever Reindeer

Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.

March 27, 2009

 

Robber fly on leaf

Flies That Eat Spiders

When many spiders capture a fly, they don't eat it right away. Instead, they poison the fly and wrap it in silk.

January 20, 2009

 

Close up of frog in water

You Can’t Eat What You Can’t See

One of the most impressive feats of muscular coordination in nature is the very common instance of a frog darting out its tongue in order to catch a fly.

May 12, 2008

 

Landed Fly

The Trials and Tribulations of a Lascivious Housefly

When you think about sexually transmitted diseases, I'm willing to bet a housefly isn't a thought. Flies can catch a fungus called Entomophthora muscae.

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