First person: The sounds, tastes and biology of cicadas

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It’s been 17 years since we last heard the sound of the Brood X cicada. Any day now, trillions of them will emerge out of the ground in parts of the eastern and Midwestern United States. It’s a wonder of nature that we get to witness once every 17 years.

Now, cicadas and Brood X have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. Below, we’ve got three stories on the remarkable things humankind has learned from these insects.

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