Of Flies And Men: What Scientists Are Learning About Insect Aggression

If you look really closely next time a group of fruit flies invades your kitchen, you might notice that some flies fight more than others. Male fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster, are more aggressive than females, and the latest research from David Anderson's Caltech biology lab suggests that's because they have a… » 3/20/14 6:48pm 3/20/14 6:48pm

If you want to discourage fruit flies, hide your oranges

It seems like fruit flies will target any fruit that's lying around in your kitchen. But when given the choice, these annoying pests actually prefer citrus like oranges, limes, and lemons. And there's a good reason for it, too. » 12/05/13 11:29am 12/05/13 11:29am

Semen Can Control Women's Sexual Urges

Molecular biologists are obsessed with the sex lives of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster), and no wonder. It's just so easy to manipulate the little guys. Previously, we told you about how researchers can make fruit flies gay within hours with a drug, and now a research team at Cornell has published a paper about… » 1/02/08 9:45am 1/02/08 9:45am