Millions of cicadas – buzzing, red-eyed insects – are emerging from their hiding spots underground and climbing trees, where they shed their outer shells and try to mate. The dramatic event happens every 17 years, and entomologists, or scientists who study insects, are using the opportunity to learn more about cicadas and how they impact the local ecosystem. Listen to learn what scientists hope to discover about cicadas and how soft clay and superglue are helping one research team find out.
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