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February 1, 2019

 

How Flies Perceive Time

Flies are able to evade humans so easily because their eyes process light differently.

July 6, 2018

 

A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

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

July 23, 2015

 

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Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.

September 18, 2014

 

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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

 

Can you imagine trying to get some quality shuteye without any eyelids?

Fruit Fly Slumber

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

March 14, 2014

 

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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

 

Sometimes the persistence of bad memory may aid in the struggle for survival.

Forgetfulness to the Rescue

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

July 11, 2013

 

A flying hoverfly presents a challenge to modern robotic engineers.

Building Flying Robots The Size Of Insects

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

November 1, 2011

 

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

 

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.

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