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Evolution

Butterfly anti-aphrodisiac and floral scent

Animals and plants take different evolutionary routes to the same chemicalCredit: Kelsey JRP Byers, 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ A novel family of enzymes in butterflies produces as an anti-aphrodisiac…

How drain flies dodge a washout

Credit: © reproduced from Speirs et al. 2020 The survival of pesky little flies in showers and other wet areas around the house, impervious to water droplets that may be larger than they are, comes down to more than quick reflexes. The…

Guppies have varying levels of self-control

Credit: University of Exeter Just like humans trying to stick to New Year's resolutions, guppies have varying levels of self-control, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Ghent University studying the…

A fly’s eye view of evolution

Research team led by Göttingen University investigates molecular basis of eye size variation in insectsCredit: Georg Bullinger The fascinating compound eyes of insects consist of hundreds of individual eyes known as "facets". In the…