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Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly.

Specific Brain Cells Found That Determine When Its Sleepy Time
2014-02-20 10:43:43

Researchers at Oxford University have figured out which nerve cells in the brain alert us to the fact that it is time to sleep. These nerve cells, or neurons, fire when we are tired and cool down once we are rested.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.