Science

The Locust Mystery and our perceptions of ourselves

14 March, 2019
Locusts have a long and storied history. This swarming winged insect is known as an agricultural pest, associated with infestations that ravage crops. They’ve caused food shortages and famine, and can threaten “the economic livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s humans.” And for centuries, they were a mystery: No one knew where these voracious, migratory creatures c
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