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Desert locusts' jaws sharpen themselves, materials scientist discovers

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Sharks lose teeth all their lives, replacing them in a kind of endless rotating Rolodex, while humans, of course, get only our two sets. Beavers' teeth, notoriously, grow all their lives and have to be worn down to prevent injury.

 New research appearing in Interface Focus has now placed another animal into the self-sharpening set, Schistocerca gregaria, the desert locust.


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