Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.
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.
When many spiders capture a fly, they don't eat it right away. Instead, they poison the fly and wrap it in silk.
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.
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.
That's right, fruit flies hold their liquor better than just about any other member of the animal kingdom.
Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.
Some people seem to need significantly less sleep than others. The amount of sleep one needs seems to be genetically inherited. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
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