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The Artful Amoeba

Blueprints Revealed for a Milk-Making Insect with a Nasty Reputation

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African tsetse flies are not pleasant to encounter. Slightly larger than a horse-fly and very aggressive, they fly headlong toward their target at high speed, bounce off, and then search around for a suitable spot to tap it. If they are lucky enough to do so, they inflict a painful bite during which they drink [...]

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