Is Drosophila melanogaster, one of science’s favorite creatures, about to lose its name? Rex Dalton at Nature has the story of this taxonomic imbroglio.
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.