Sleep is great, but sometimes other activities—reading a dramatic page-turner, finishing up an art project, getting to know someone a bit better, if you catch our drift—take precedence. That's no different for fruit flies. They can keep themselves awake if there's lovin' to be had, and now researchers have discovered the brain cells responsible. It's an important step to understanding how humans stay "up all night to get lucky," too.
All Night Long
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Written by Curiosity Staff June 2, 2017
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