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The Sexy Cicadas Were Everywhere This Summer and You Didn't Even Know It

Despite all the talk about the "disappointing" cicada season, scientists now insist that this year's horny insects "had a pretty good year."

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Science Needs Your Dead Cicadas

Researchers are looking for evidence of the environmental stress that comes from urbanization, and they need our help.

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We Paved Cicada Paradise

How construction and development makes life difficult for cicada broods.

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Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

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17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

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Record-Breaking Insect of the Day: The Greater Wax Moth

It can detect sounds of up to 300kHz. To compare, the teenagers chilling outside the 7-11 can hear a pathetic 20kHz.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.