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Would you eat a cricket? Parth Shah hide caption

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Yum and Yuck: The Psychology Of What We Eat...And What We Spit Out

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Crickets And Cannibals: Unpacking The Complicated Emotion Of Disgust

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Jacob Katz, with California Trout, says growing bugs in rice fields could be part of the solution for boosting salmon populations in rivers statewide. Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Edible winged ants are placed atop a fish fillet at Insects in the Backyard, a high-end bug-based bistro in Bangkok. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The defensive mucus of the Arion subfuscus slug has inspired materials scientists trying to invent better medical adhesives. Nigel Cattlin/Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images hide caption

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Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Invent Sticky Surgical Glue

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Oh, it looks magical, sure — but this scene packs some menace, too, at least for a few unlucky male fireflies. Trevor Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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The Dark Side To The Firefly's Flare

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