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A single gene determines whether a fly has a good sense of sight or a good sense of smell

5 monthes ago   |   By Science Daily

Trade-offs in the sizes of visual and olfactory organs are a common feature of animal evolution, but the underlying genetic and developmental mechanisms have not been clear. A study reveals that a single DNA variant that affects the timing of sensory organ development in fruit flies could explain the size trade-off between eyes and antennae, potentially providing a quick route to behavioral changes and adaptation.
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Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from Afghan site

A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan. Read more ...

34 years later: Remembering the Challenger space shuttle explosion

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NTSB details the final moments of helicopter before it crashed, killing Kobe...

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Chipotle fined $1.3M over thousands of child labor abuses

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What to expect for Tuesday's impeachment trial

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NBA postpones Lakers' next game in wake of Kobe Bryant's death

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The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game in the wake of retired superstar Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash. Read more ...

Key takeaways from Monday's impeachment trial

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Where the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on the cost of college

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Forget chocolates, Chick-fil-A offering heart-shaped tray of chicken nuggets

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Power outage in Fayetteville Street area closes 3 Durham schools

Power outage in Fayetteville Street area closes 3 Durham schools

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