Male treehoppers make their abdomens thrum like tuning forks to transmit very particular vibrating signals that travel down their legs and along leaf stems to other bugs — male and female. Courtesy of Robert Oelman hide caption

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Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

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Afghanistan's Shapoor Zadran celebrates as he leaves the field after guiding his team to victory against Scotland in the Pool A game of the Cricket World Cup in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday. Dianne Manson/AP hide caption

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes celebrates a score in 2011. Hughes was wearing a helmet this week when a ball struck him on the neck and killed him. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

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Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex

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Students in Ahmadabad, India, honored cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar in their own way earlier this week. Siddharaj Solanki/AP hide caption

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A poster in Mumbai this week of Sachin Tendulkar, India's cricket superstar. Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A player from the Vatican's new cricket team of priests and seminarians returns a ball during a training session at the Mater Ecclesiae Catholic college in Rome last month. The Vatican officially declared its intention to defeat the Church of England — not in a theological re-match nearly 500 years after they split, but on the cricket pitch. Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The Vatican Reaches Out, A Cricket Match At A Time

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates scoring his 100th century during the Asia Cup cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 16, 2012. He said Thursday that he will retire from test cricket after his 200th test in November. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott listens to Barmy Army trumpeter Billy Cooper during the second test between New Zealand and England at Basin Reserve on March 15 in Wellington, New Zealand. Cooper's trumpet will be silent at Trent Bridge, in Nottingham, England, because the ground doesn't allow musical instruments. Gareth Copley/Getty Images hide caption

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The Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate their win against the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League final in Chennai, India, on May 27, 2012. Citing security concerns, the IPL announced Tuesday that it won't feature Sri Lankan players in the city. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Sachin Tendulkar kisses his helmet after scoring his 100th century (100 runs) in a March match against Bangladesh. Munir uz Zaman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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