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Studying These Bugs Led Researchers to Discover an Entirely New Mode of Insect Flight

If the waterlily beetle were the size of a human, it would fly along the surface of a pond at 500 kilometers an hour. Then again, if a waterlily beetle were human, it wouldn’t fly at all. The beetle is subject to, and able to take advantage of, forces we don’t even notice—and when scientists did notice, they realized…

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