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2014-05-20 23:07:17

Yogascapes are the antidote to our “no vacation nation” designed to help people unplug from a fast-paced world by blending physical and personal development with the natural beauty of the

Fruit Flies Use Not Just Eyes, But Antennae To Control Air Speed
2014-04-11 14:20:00

Geneticists may know the fruit fly genus Drosophila as go-to organisms for their research, but a new study focused instead on how these insects go into a sort of “cruise control” while in flight.

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2014-04-11 06:24:03

If you’ve ever wondered why it can be so gosh-darned hard to swat a buzzing fly, you’re not alone – researchers from the University of Washington used an array of high-speed video cameras in an attempt to solve the mystery.

3D Movie From Inside Live Flying Insects
2014-03-31 09:11:47

The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique.

The Right Temperature Makes Tasty Treat For Fruit Flies
2013-08-08 06:23:32

Scientists call it the Goldilocks Principle. Animals can survive and breed only if the temperature is just right -- too hot and they will overheat, too cold and they will freeze.

Mosquitoes May Fly Well In The Rain, But They Fail In The Fog
2012-11-19 15:41:36

Researchers have determined that despite their amazing ability to fly in the rain, mosquitoes fail miserably while trying to fly in heavy fog.

2011-12-05 13:02:56

Fruit flies and mosquitoes share similar sensory receptors that allow them to distinguish among thousands of sensory cues – particularly heat and chemical odors – as they search for food or try to avoid danger.

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2011-07-19 12:20:00

German scientists have discovered new ancient relatives of the modern mayfly from the Lower Cretaceous of South America.

2011-03-14 17:22:34

Calling it the "new periodic table for flies," researchers at North Carolina State University and collaborators across the globe have mapped the evolutionary history of flies, providing a framework for further comparative studies on the insects that comprise more than 10 percent of all life on Earth.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.