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Behavior Brief

By | February 28, 2017

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee

By | October 7, 2016

Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.

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Caught on Camera

By | September 1, 2014

Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com

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Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

By | June 18, 2014

Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.

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Stripes Shoo Flies

By | April 4, 2014

Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.

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3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight

By | March 26, 2014

Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.  

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Spew, Fly, Don’t Bother Me

By | October 3, 2013

The frequent regurgitation practiced by flies as they ingest and digest food yields densely detailed paintings.

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Ants on Burglar Watch

By | May 22, 2013

An ant species that lives on a carnivorous pitcher plant keeps nutrient thieves from escaping by eating them.

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Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory

By | January 7, 2013

Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.

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Sleep on it

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.

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