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July 11, 2006

 

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Boozing Fruit Flies

That's right, fruit flies hold their liquor better than just about any other member of the animal kingdom.

May 22, 2006

 

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A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

July 29, 2005

 

Programmed to Need Less Sleep

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.

October 30, 2003

 

Can You Choke a Fly?

Can you choke a fly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

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How High Do Flies Fly?

Ever wonder why flies aren't at altitudes where airliners fly? Well, maybe you haven't, but today we're going to discuss how high flies can fly.

September 27, 2003

 

Flower Power

The natural fragrance of flowers counts among the simpler pleasures in life.The delicate aroma of a rose in bloom is something that does not require explanation; we enjoy it simply and intuitively.

September 27, 2003

 

Stalk-eyed flies

In the case of the African stalk-eyed fly, where the males are like hammer head sharks with their eyes extended on long stalks, sometimes measuring one and half times the length of their bodies, long stalks are an indicator of better genes.

September 27, 2003

 

A Static Fly Trap

The hope is that as the fly walks across the surface, its little body charges up, allowing poisonous spores to stick to its body like metal shavings to a magnet. If this happens, then soon enough, the fly will walk no more.

September 27, 2003

 

Revenge of the Exploding Bugs

A recent study of bugs and bug zappers has shown that while there’s enough electrical energy here to zap the fly, there’s not enough to harm any germs the fly might be carrying. What do you think happens to all those germs?

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