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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.
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.
The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique.
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.
Researchers have determined that despite their amazing ability to fly in the rain, mosquitoes fail miserably while trying to fly in heavy fog.
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.
German scientists have discovered new ancient relatives of the modern mayfly from the Lower Cretaceous of South America.
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.
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