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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn To Booze 95

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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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn To Booze

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.