Drosophila melanogaster

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The belligerence of breeding: female aggression after mating

Sex changes us. In addition to the overwhelming Puberty-Blues kind of way, sex induces physical changes that occur across the entire animal kingdom, from elephants to fruit flies. Yet, there's one glaring aspect of sex that few scientists have studied - female aggression. That's where... global.click_to_read

  • Eleanor Bath | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.
Views 873
Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 1, 2017
The Dark Side of Love

Love isn't all rainbows and butterflies. Sure, in the beginning, everything is great. Everyone knows the age-old story: boy meets girl, boy courts girl, and if girl accepts then boy mates with girl. Life is good. Unfortunately, this honeymoon stage doesn't endure. Initially, the interests... global.click_to_read

  • Meghan Laturney | PhD student at Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Views 121
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 13, 2017
Lab-life: the afternoon siesta of the fruit fly

"The early bird catches the worm" it's a simple enough idiom that we've all heard. But to a circadian biologist - a scientist studying 24 hour rhythms - that idiom leads to all manner of further questions: how does the bird know when to get... global.click_to_read

  • Edward Green | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 13, 2016