Despite all the talk about the "disappointing" cicada season, scientists now insist that this year's horny insects "had a pretty good year."
Researchers are looking for evidence of the environmental stress that comes from urbanization, and they need our help.
How construction and development makes life difficult for cicada broods.
Where's the dang swarm, already?
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.
It can detect sounds of up to 300kHz. To compare, the teenagers chilling outside the 7-11 can hear a pathetic 20kHz.
People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.