How do tired animals stay awake? Fruit flies yield clues to a good night’s sleep, insomnia — ScienceDaily

New research provides clues to falling fast asleep — or lying wide awake. Studying fruit flies, the researchers found that brain neurons adapt to help the flies stay awake despite…

Findings could help scientists bolster crops’ immune systems without sacrificing yield — ScienceDaily

In times of war, factories retool to support the needs of battle. Assembly lines change course from turning out car parts to machine guns, or from building washing machines to…

Moons may yield clues to what makes planets habitable — ScienceDaily

Earth’s moon is vitally important in making Earth the planet we know today: the moon controls the length of the day and ocean tides, which affect the biological cycles of…

Surveys with repetitive questions yield bad data, study finds — ScienceDaily

Surveys that ask too many of the same type of question tire respondents and return unreliable data, according to a new UC Riverside-led study. The study found that people tire…