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3 Ways Spider Silk Could Save Your Life

When I was about five years old, I had a pet spider. Well, really what I had was a tiny house spider trapped under a pen cap on my bookshelf. I was livid when my mom moved the cap while dusting, allow…

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Get Creeped Out! 20 Spooky Facts for Halloween

October and Halloween are upon us once again and as a zero-calorie trick-or treat please enjoy this quirky list of all things creepy, crawly, bizarre and macabre.   Did you know..... Whe…

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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to…

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Bulletproof Skin Made From Spider Silk

Scientists helping to make a bio-art installation have created a bulletproof skin. Photo Credit: Kilarin via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook   // …

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10 of the World’s Weirdest Spiders

By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger Hate spiders? You're not alone: These leggy arachnids are some of the most feared creatures on Earth, despite their relatively tiny size. But even these creepy craw…

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Would You Believe it was Made from Spider Silk?

The world's largest pieces of fabric made from spiders' silk have gone on show in the UK. Lifestyle News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "CmwPdeemmmg1liqb", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.emb…

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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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Seven Tips for Chemical-Free Pest Control

The weather's heating up, and that means all sorts of creepy crawlies are about in force. Conventional pesticides are full of nasty chemicals linked to health concerns from ADHD in children to Pa…

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Millions of World’s Species Still Undiscovered Study Says

A research study headed by Dr Andrew Hamilton from The University of Melbourne's School of Land and Environment has produced some startling numbers. Dr. Hamilton was compelled to find accurate figures…

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