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A peptide hormone not only provides energy, but also helps to balance activity and rest in the fruit fly Drosophila.

Energy for undisturbed rest

A nocturnal dung beetle climbing atop its dung ball to survey the stars before starting to roll.

Bright Lights, Bad Orientation

The genetic material of the thale cress comprises around 125 million base pairs. A team from the University of Würzburg has now taken a closer look at three million of them.

Genome studies: more is not always better