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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!

June 17, 2014


A fruit fly on a leaf

Fruit Flies in My House

Even if you don't have a big bowl of fruit sitting out in your kitchen, fruit flies can still thrive. Here's what you can do to get rid of them.

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.

August 7, 2013


Fruit flies on an orange

Fruit Flies Love Alcohol!

If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...

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.

June 14, 2010



Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

December 30, 2009



Fruit Fly Learning

New studies on fruit flies show that they use social learning to lay their eggs.

July 11, 2006


fruit flies in trap

Boozing Fruit Flies

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

March 3, 2005


Dual Body Clocks

Nestled in your brain is a biological clock that matches the 24 hour clock of a day. However, they may be another clock. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 17, 2005


Moths Sniffing Out Odors

According to one study, scientists were able to train moths to associate certain smells with food. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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