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Science Finds Yet Another Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 04.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Delving into the biology behind it all, to include brain perception as it relates to metabolic disorders -- as this study did -- further reinforces the importance of continually educating ourselves about this essential topic.

How Fruit Flies can Help Keep African Scientists at Home

The Conversation Africa | Posted 02.14.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Silvia Muñoz-Descalzo, University of Bath and Timothy Weil, University of Cambridge The humble fruit fly is being put to an unusual use in sub-Sahar...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Food52 | Posted 08.11.2016 | HuffPost Home

Today, we're re-running one of our summertime Food52 references. A disclaimer: No fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But ...

Fruit Flies Fall Into Coma to Survive Three Day Drowning

Monica Risley | Posted 07.07.2016 | Science
Monica Risley

Flies have evolved mechanisms to protect themselves against anoxic stress. By studying mechanisms that flies use to protect themselves against anoxic stress, we may be able to apply those findings to develop therapies that mitigate the damages from lack of oxygen in humans.

If You've Never Washed Your Fruit Before, You Will Now

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Fruit flies are a disgusting reality of spring and summer. As soon as fresh produce hits the counters, so, too, come the fruit flies. They're absolute...

A Look at the Bond Between Gays and Gals (VIDEO)

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-03-09-1425929165-2362682-ScreenShot20150309at3small.jpgIn this video, my love letter to the gay-loving gals of the world, I talk about the psychological and emotional benefits of the special bond that exists between many women and gay men that doesn't limit but only enhances our overall capacity to love.

Yagana Shah

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Taste And Longevity | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

Life can be bitter or sour, but if it's sweet you may just live longer, a new study suggests. Yes, your sweet (or salt) tooth could provide insight as...

Fruit Flies Hold Clues On Aging In Humans, Study Shows

Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty

A new discovery has brought us a step closer to understanding the link between neurodegenerative disorders and aging. Researchers from Rutgers Univ...

A Plus-Size Woman Out With A Gay Man: Don't Assume You Know Her

Amelia | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It is assumed that the reason that plus-size women are often BFFs with gay men is that they can't get affection from other men, or even get dates, and that gay men pity them and are using them, giving nothing back. Well, I am one of these women, and those assumptions just don't fit.

Get Rid Of Fruit Flies.. With Fruit

Posted 10.08.2012 | Taste

With this trick, never worry about fruit flies again.

Bugs Do Drugs, And New Study Explains Why

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

Bugs do drugs. That sounds like a line from bizarro-Doctor Seuss, but it's actually the word from Emory University scientists--who say that a type of ...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies: Testing 8 Odd Methods

Stylelist Home/ The Huffington Post | By Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you've ever accidentally let a bowl of fresh-picked fruit get a little too ripe, then you have one question on your mind: How do you get rid of fru...

What Happens When Fruit Flies Take Meth?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.24.2011 | Home

What happens when fruit flies take meth? Scientists at the University of Illinois sought to answer that question in the hopes of learning more abou...

Housework After Sex, Not Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I wonder, are there ingredients in human sperm yet to be identified that can chemically alter a woman's body? Help her to conceive? Prepare the body for pregnancy?

Addiction: Fruit Flies Create AA Group!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Like humans, fruit flies that get intoxicated on alcohol can become addicted and keep drinking regardless of the consequences. indicate this phenomenon will allow us to better understand how alcoholism works.

Ryan Grim

McCain Repeats Palin's Attack On Fruit Fly Research | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain reached back into the presidential campaign on Wednesday to pull out a scientific critique that had first been made by his running mate, A...

In Case You Weren't Scared Enough: Palin on "Fruit Fly Research"

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

Fruit flies are more than just the occasional vehicles for research relevant to human disabilities. They are literally the foundation of modern genetics.

The Lyin', the Witch and the Wardrobe

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

We can't afford to keep voting for ordinary because yet another snake oil salesman (or saleswoman) sold us on the idea that we should somehow be terrified of the extraordinary.

The Palin Cultural Revolution

Ioana Uricaru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ioana Uricaru

Ms. Palin displays the kind of anti-intellectualism that fueled Cultural Revolutions all over the world - from China to Cambodia to my own country, where about one million "elitists" have been killed in prisons and labor camps.