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That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that’s been described for the first time by researchers at the University of Washington.
Parasites are unpleasant lodgers at the best of times, but there is one group of parasites that is particularly pernicious.
New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability.
Flies follow horizontal edges to regulate altitude, says a team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit fly.
Ever feel the frustration of failing to swat a fly? Well, researchers say they've solved the mystery.