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  • Sexually Rejected Flies Turn To Booze
    By on March 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Offer a male fruit fly a choice between food soaked in alcohol and its nonalcoholic equivalent, and his decision will depend on whether he’s mated recently or been rejected by a female. Flies that have been given the cold shoulder are more likely to go for the booze, researchers have found. It’s the first discovery, in fruit flies, of a social interaction that influences future behavior.”

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  • Jetman Yves Rossy Flies In Formation With Jets
    By on December 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    smitty777 writes “Slashdot has been following Yves Rossy in his previous exploits across the Grand Canyon and his attempts at international flight. He is now flying in formations with real jets. He even does a barrel roll around the two fighters in the video below.”

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