Tag: cicadas

Insects Wings Found to Have Natural Antibiotics

Scientists have discovered that cicadas, a locust-like insect, have wings that naturally kill some bacteria on contact. This could potentially be used to keep public surfaces, like handrails, clean. The clanger cicada keeps bacteria away because of the small spikes that kill bacteria by ripping... more
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Cicadas 2011: Top 13 Things To Know About These Noisy Insects

They're noisy. And can be a nuisance. But for the most part they are harmless. Thankfully, they only come out every 13 or 17 years. The dreaded cicadas have emerged in middle Tennessee this week. Brood XIX to be exact. This particular brood is of the 13-year variety, as are most of the cicadas in... more
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