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Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a mainstay of genetics and biology labs. Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr hide caption

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When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Humans

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Why did humans start cultivating celery? It's low-calorie and, one might argue, low flavor. We asked some experts at the intersection of botany and anthropology to share their best guesses. Cora Niele/Getty Images hide caption

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After a hard day of bruising battle, ancient gladiators reached for a post-workout drink, according to an ancient account. New research backs that up. Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis hide caption

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