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Stripes Shoo Flies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 4, 2014
Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.
3-D X-Rays Catch Insects in Flight
Kerry Grens | Mar 26, 2014
Using a new approach, researchers capture the in vivo mechanics of a flying fly.
Spew, Fly, Don’t Bother Me
Kate Yandell | Oct 3, 2013
The frequent regurgitation practiced by flies as they ingest and digest food yields densely detailed paintings.
Ants on Burglar Watch
Kate Yandell | May 22, 2013
An ant species that lives on a carnivorous pitcher plant keeps nutrient thieves from escaping by eating them.
Fly Guts Reveal Animal Inventory
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 7, 2013
Stomachs of flesh-eating flies carry the DNA of animals in remote rainforests.
Sleep on it
Megan Scudellari | Jun 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.