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Researchers working with the Federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are studying insects and other animals to figure out if they could be used to further the U.S.'s military operations. The creatures enlisted so far:

CREATURE HONEYBEES

SKILL Seeking pollen, they attract various airborne chemicals and take them back to the hive

MISSION Find land mines. Explosive devices leak small amounts of chemicals into the air. Researchers hope that by analyzing the chemical content in a hive, they can determine if explosives are in the area

PARASITIC WASPS

[SKILL] They can learn to detect various volatile compounds that they associate...

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