Cicada Invasion! Millions Of Insects Predicted To Emerge In 2024

Periodical Cicada On Leaf

Periodical cicadas are a group of insects known for their mass emergences every 13 or 17 years, in which millions of the insects simultaneously emerge from the ground to breed.

2024 is one of the rare years in which a population, or “brood” of cicadas with a 13-year life cycle will emerge at the same time as a neighboring brood with the more common 17-year life cycle.

This will mean that parts of central Illinois and eastern Iowa, where the two broods overlap, will be inundated with vast numbers of the distinctive insects over a brief period this spring / early summer.

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New Titanosaur Dinosaur Species Discovered In Argentina


A new species of dinosaur, Chucarosaurus diripienda, has been discovered in Argentina.

A giant, even among dinosaurs, the new species belonged to a group known as Titanosaurs, which includes some of the largest dinosaurs ever to have lived.

The fossilized bones of Chucarosaurus diripienda were so big that the van carrying them tipped over while on its way to the laboratory!

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