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Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?

Sleepless Flies Lived Long Lives. Why Not Us?

The New York Times - By VERONIQUE GREENWOOD

Sleep — that absurd, amazing habit of losing consciousness for hours on end — is so universal across the animal kingdom that we usually assume it is essential to survival. Now, however, scientists who repeatedly disturbed the sleep of more than a thousand fruit flies are reporting that less slumber …

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