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Fruit Flies That Have Better Sex Lives Live Longer
2013-11-29 07:07:59

Can sexual frustration be bad for your health? Male fruit flies that expected sex -- and didn't get it -- experienced serious health consequences and aged faster

2012-02-09 18:23:59

Beauty is more than skin deep, at least for fruit flies studied in new research that demonstrates how age-related changes in pheromone production can reduce sexual attractiveness.


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'.