These insects provide summer background music using body parts as instruments. Individual species play distinctive songs, which you can use to identify them even if you can’t see them.
They belong to the same order, Orthoptera — along with locusts and katydids — but differ in physical features and behavior.
Sure, the Sun is one of billions of stars in the universe...but it's the ONLY one that makes life on Earth possible.
Take a closer look at this ball of gas held together by its own gravity — so huge a million Earths could fit inside it, and so hot that temperatures at it core are more than 27 million degrees Fahrenheit.
The power of water on the move is a sight to behold, especially in a plunging waterfall. Erosion plays a part in forming waterfalls, also called cascades, as do other geological forces. Big barriers to navigation, waterfalls are often a great source of hydroelectric power.
Investigate the many types of waterfalls in the world and take in their stunning beauty.
Want to explore the universe? You don’t need a lot of money to be an amateur astronomer. Without any equipment, you can learn to recognize many stars and constellations.
With binoculars, you can see the moons of Jupiter. With a telescope, you can become so skilled, you might make a real discovery. A teen amateur recently ended up in the White House, as you'll see below.
You may not have ever stopped to notice but prawns, hermit crabs, and the other crustaceans in this order of marine animals all have 10 legs.
Most Decapoda are scavengers, meaning they eat the remains of dead plants and animals. Many also have a set of pincers on their front legs. Take a closer look at this order with more than 8,500 species.
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