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First evidence of sleep in snails

( -- Scientists in Canada noticed pond snails spent around 10 percent of their time attached to the side of their tank with their tentacles partly withdrawn, their shells hanging away from their bodies, and with ...

dateFeb 18, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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An astronaut's rhythm

Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Space Exploration
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World first for fly research

The University of Manchester is leading the way when it comes to fly research with the publication of the first ever basic training package to teach students and scientists how to best use the fruit fly, Drosophila, for research. ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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