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Some bioengineers study why many nocturnal insects fly endlessly around artificial lights. They concluded that many insects naturally orient themselves by flying at right angles to celestial sources of light, which means rather than being “attracted” to light bulbs they are actually trying to fly at a fixed angle to those bulbs, which traps them in perpetual orbit.


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