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Fruit Flies Force Their Young To Get Liquored-up For Their Own Good
2013-02-22 10:59:06

When fruit flies sense parasitic wasps in their environment, they lay their eggs in an alcohol-soaked environment, essentially forcing their larvae to consume booze as a drug to combat the deadly wasps.

Fruit Flies Use Alcohol To Fight Parasites
2012-02-17 05:42:03

According to new research reported in the February 16 edition of Current Biology, alcoholic beverages might just be a new form of medication to help fight off parasites.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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