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  • Book review: Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash
    Book review: Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash
    Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash is a novel about a couple (Seth and Lara) expecting a baby and the video documenting of the pregnancy evolves into also documenting a deadly cicada invasion. This is a great fast paced read and there is interesting...
  • A 17 year cicada
    Cicadas can teach us about God’s will for us
    What's the point of the cicadas?The recent “cicada plague” here in the gorgeous confines of central Virginia raises numerous questions regarding these most curious creatures. What’s up with that weird life cycle, anyway?...
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    17 year cicadas begin emerging
    Patches of the East Coast are buzzing with the return of the 17-year cicadas. They're carpeting spots from Georgia to Connecticut, and filling the air with a 7 kHz mating buzz.They are expected to be seen in late May to early June this year...
  • Helping bug-phobic kids deal with cicadas
    Helping bug-phobic kids deal with cicadas
    Every 17 years, billions of strange looking, red-eyed flying insects crawl out of holes in the ground to mate and give birth before dying.The insects go through numerous stages of growth, leaving behind crunchy brown exoskeletons as they evolve...
  • Cicadas are coming
    Billions of cicadas hatch on U.S. east coast
    Is the arrival of 30 billion cicadas a boon or a bain?They are coming. When the ground temperature reaches 64 degrees, the cicadas emerge from below the surface, not just in millions, but billions and billions. They far outnumber human beings and...
  • 17 year cicada macro
    Brood II cicadas coming to PA and NJ
    You could call it a type of insect flash mob.Hooking up on the social network of nature, millions of Brood II cicadas (magica septendicum) will emerge from the ground this spring to get their groove on. Last seen in 1996, this group will surface...
  • Run for your life the cicadas are coming to the East Coast
    Run for your life the cicadas are coming to the East Coast
    Buzzing, clicking, only males cicadas make that loud sound, but females make the clicking noise, and landing on you. Eating, making earrings, and swatting them away with a tennis racket. Cicadas make some people a nervous wreck and when the bugs...
  • Armed Forces Day observed at the National D-Day Memorial
    Armed Forces Day observed at the National D-Day Memorial
    A new Blue Star Memorial Marker and Blue StarGarden were dedicated at the Visitor's Center at the National D-Day Memorial on Armed Forces Day.A ceremony was held to unveil and dedicate the Blue Star Garden and Marker. There is alreadyone Blue...
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    The last cycle of cicadas and big box bookstores
    With the end of summer comes the end of the cicadas. After two loud-ass months above ground, their 13-year life span is coming to an end. In last Sunday's NYT Sunday Review section, author Ann Patchett compares the life cycle of the 13-year...
  • Local Cicadas act as weather predictors
    Local Cicadas act as weather predictors
    The incessant call of male cicadas from local trees verifies that we are experiencing hot, dry weather. They become silent on cool, wet days. These curious insects are considered to be the noisiest of all insects.It is said that this auditory...
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    Local Artist's Music Path Takes Flight - Nearly Overnight
    More often associated with the flight of a much prettier, majestic creature that's part of her employer's moniker - Kathy Ashworth, somewhat seemingly soft-spoken (at least when she's keeping things hush-hush at work) employee of...
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    Cicada Invasion 2011 - Movie Marathon
    Every 13 years the Nashville area falls victim to an invasion of big, ugly bugs, called Cicadas. They live underground for 13 years and then for about 5 to 6 weeks around May through June they emerge from the ground beneath us and commence to...
  • Nashville Cicadas
    Talk with kids about Cicadas before they run into each other.
    Here they come.....before you know it, Nashville will be alive with the sound of music, but not the kind you might expect to hear on Broadway. The music you will be hearing is the sound of the return of the Cicadas. The ugly, red-eyed, flying...