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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 -- There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects on the planet. While you may want to swat them all away, some of them are actually fascinating little scientists. In this week's Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport brings you a beetle, a worm and an ant that can do extraordinary things with chemistry. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/_EXC6mFUqVI.

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