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Posts tagged cricket

May 20, 2009

 

Close up of cricket

Big-headed Males are Better Fighters

Are big-headed males really better fighters? Find out on this Moment of Science.

June 17, 2008

 

The Human Ear

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

February 26, 2008

 

Cricket in the Grass

Chirpless Crickets

Whether you find chirping musical or annoying, males need it to attract female mates. Male crickets on the Hawaiian island Kauai, have a problem.

December 1, 2005

 

Sticking with the Crowd Can Save Your Life

Close your eyes and imagine that you’re a Mormon cricket. Why, you ask? Well, Mormon crickets are interesting. Like desert locust, they sometimes form large bands that march across the landscape of northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, and basically eat everything in their way. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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