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Neurons Use Virus-Like Proteins to Transmit Information
Diana Kwon | Jan 15, 2018
In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Infographic: A 3-D–Printed Ethoscope
Ruth Williams | Dec 31, 2017
The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.
These Flies Suck. . . Frogs
Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Insects feast on amorous tungara frogs by eavesdropping on their amphibian love songs.
Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in Color
Staff | Sep 27, 2017
Mitochondria age differently depending upon whether they’re located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 7, 2016
Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.
Caught on Camera
Staff | Sep 1, 2014
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Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 18, 2014
Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.
Stripes Shoo Flies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 4, 2014
Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.