The Brood X cicadas are here — and yes, there’s an app for that

A few weeks ago, Michelle Watson woke up to a deafening, steadily oscillating screech. “What the heck is that noise?” she wondered. She went outside to her yard and saw hundreds of beady-eyed insects enrobed in a thick shell of gold emerging out of the ground and crawling up the trees. What Watson was seeing…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/06/03/1025683/brood-x-cicada-safari-app-citizen-science, and may be a summary or abridged version.