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The hidden world of insects

Researchers are investigating how the adaptability of insects could be put to wider use. Image credit - Shutterstock/ kojihiranio

Did you know there are 200 million insects for each human on the planet? This October, Horizon delves into the mysteries of this diverse set of creatures and their seemingly infinite survival skills. We talk to researchers about why it's vital to maintain the diverse range of insect species, find out how robots and ants can work together to solve problems and explore how the superpowers of bugs could be put to use for humans.