A fly has two compound eyes and each eye is made up between 3,000 and 6,000 simple eyes. These eyes create small pictures that allow the fly to see movements from the left, right, front and above. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Flies

A leaf identification chart aids in the identification of trees by visual examination of the characteristics of their leaves. The typical leaf identification chart is divided into sections for various types of leaves, in... More » Science Biology Botany

Chris Baylor at the San Francisco Gate explains that the first step in repairing a drywall tape error is protecting the furniture and floor of the area, as well as pulling down pictures or wall hangings nearby. The next ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials
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A gene named Wide Awake by researchers increases the brain's response to the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and allows fruit flies to sleep and wake at appropriate times. Wide Awake gene activity increases near dusk in... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Flies