Don't Bother Swatting a Fly Again, Unless You Are Faster

Our bewilderment as to why flies are hard to swat may have come to an end after a team of Caltech researchers studied closely flies' escape behavior. By following their actions in rapid time scales, through high-resolution high-speed imaging, they found flies perform a series of movements to adjust their posture and avert their predator. The study was published online on August 28th in Current Biology.

New Hope for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Great relief is what Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients must have felt when; Dr David Sheppard from the University of Bristol, UK presented his works on CF treatment at the BA festival of science (an annual international conference organized by the British Association for the advancement of science) in Liverpool on 9th of September 2008. The doctors seem to have moved a step closer to the effective treatment.