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Lyme Disease-Spreading Ticks Now in Almost Half of U.S. Counties
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Watch Ants Act Like Tiny Farmers With Aphid Livestock
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Cockroaches Can Communicate Through Gut Bacteria
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Watch Slow Motion Crickets Dance Through the Air
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