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The great North American Locust Plague

Locusts are grasshoppers with some rather unique abilities. Overcrowding triggers their instinct to literally transform themselves.They change their color from green to brown, get more muscular, eat more, mate more and congregate in crowds. After their transformation, they traverse the land searching for food, colonizing breeding grounds.
Around dozen species of locusts have been discovered so far, but only one species live in North America – the Rocky Mountain locust.

The Antikythera Mechanism

What is it? It was found at the bottom of the sea aboard an ancient Greek ship. Its seeming complexity has prompted decades of study, although some of its functions remained unknown. X-ray images of the device have confirmed the nature of the Antikythera mechanism, and discovered several surprising functions.