The urge to mate appears to override the need to sleep in flies, according to new research that hints at the importance of sleep for animals.
Biologists show that fruit fly larvae can make decisions about feeding that balance risk against benefit
We humans aren't the only creatures drawn by the smell of a good meal. Fruit fly larvae, it turns out, are equally susceptible to food scents, although the odors that attract them may not appeal to us.
Traffic jams are the curse of the commute, the scourge of the school run and the bane of Bank Holidays. But gridlocked motorists and students of traffic flow may soon be relieved and enlightened thanks to new research into ...
Insects have much better vision and can see in far greater detail than previously thought, a new study from the University of Sheffield has revealed.
Scientists have made a crucial new discovery into how a group of ancient microbes that can survive in some of the world's harshest environments, propel themselves forward.
Those people at Google think they're sooooo smart. So, too, the Apple and Microsoft wunderkinds.
How do gregarious songbirds such as zebra finches, where both males and females live in close proximity and where females may be attracted by the songs of many potential suitors, sustain monogamy? A new study appearing in ...
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have found that microbial species living on cheese have transferred thousands of genes between each other. They also identified regional hotspots where such exchanges ...
New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision.
Researchers have identified a pheromone released by female insects after mating that tells males exactly when they are ready to mate again.