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Even Locusts Hate Plagues of Locusts

Plagues of locusts have been documented since ancient times, and they affect the food supply of one in ten people today. How can we stop them? Well, computer models of locusts swarms tell us every locust is scared to death of its neighbors.

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https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/987838
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