How freezing fruit flies helps us better understand a warming climate - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, August 21, 2017

If there's one thing Heath MacMillan knows a thing or two about, it's how to kill a fruit fly.

The Carleton University biology professor has been cooling down the tiny pests in an attempt to figure out what causes them to become injured and then die.

It may seem gruesome, but according to MacMillan, it's work that — as the planet's climate continues to change, becoming warmer overall but also fluctuating more — could be vital.

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