Learning From the Spurned and Tipsy Fruit Fly — NY Times

By Benedict Carey

They were young males on the make, and they struck out not once, not twice, but a dozen times with a group of attractive females hovering nearby. So they did483087710_61f435eff6_m what so many men do after being repeatedly rejected: they got drunk, using alcohol as a balm for unfulfilled desire.

And not one flew off in search of a rotting banana.

Fruit flies apparently self-medicate just like many humans do, drowning their sorrows or frustrations for some of the same reasons, scientists reported Thursday… READ MORE

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