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Help Discover New Species Using Your Cell Phone
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, discovery, science, biology, entomology. digital photography, taxonomy, new species, bugs, insects, reptiles, amphibians, spiders, bees )

- 825 days ago -
Learn how to use your cell phone camera to go on photo-safaris, possibly find something new to science, make a contribution to science and our understanding of the environment, and maybe even get a bug named after you!
'Sailing' Spiders Prove Escaping From Them Is Futile
Science & Tech  (tags: spiders, university of nottingham, species, environment, interesting, research, science, scientists, world )

- 1014 days ago -
University of Nottingham researchers found that some species of spiders adopt poses allowing them to use wind to glide across surfaces
How Cities Are Making Our Rats Smarter and Spiders Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, evolution, rats, spiders, urban living, research, scientists, study, society, world )

- 1289 days ago -
Aesop, it seems, was literally right in his 2,500-year-old fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. Humans are not the only creatures to have been altered in behaviour, and even in form, by urban experience.
'Mega-Clawed' Creature Had a Spider-Like Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, interesting, research, foxxilized brain, extinct, creature, spiders, scorpions )

- 1647 days ago -
The discovery of a fossilized brain in the preserved remains of an extinct "mega-clawed" creature has revealed an ancient nervous system that is remarkably similar to that of modern-day spiders and scorpions, according to a new study.
How Spiders Keep the Peace
Science & Tech  (tags: Brazil, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, science, spiders )

- 1763 days ago -
A large web spider in Brazil knows that fighting is never the answer: they share their snagged prey with hungry webless spiders because defending their meal isn't worth a fight to the death. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Water Blocking Materials Mimics Spider Hair
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, research, spiders )

- 2965 days ago -
Surface is also self-cleaning, making it ideal for windows and food packaging.
Water Webs: Connecting Spiders, Residents In The Southwest
Science & Tech  (tags: science, Incects, crickets, spiders, predators and prey, water consumption, ecosystem, study, research )

- 3201 days ago -
ScienceDaily (July 17, 2009)-If you are a cricket and it is a dry season on the San Pedro River in Arizona, on your nighttime ramblings to eat leaves, you are more likely to be ambushed by thirsty wolf spiders, --
Welcome to the Spiderlab
Science & Tech  (tags: science, spiders, tarantulas, study, research, discovery, interesting )

- 3239 days ago -
Science reporter, BBC News-Meet the tarantulas... Dr Sara Goodacre shows BBC science reporter Rebecca Morelle around the Spiderlab. An unmistakeable hiss fills the air.
Tangled Web of Spider Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, spiders )

- 3407 days ago -
The parts of the Attercopus spider's described as spinnerets - the appendages that allow web-spinning - were not spinnerets after all. That means that the oldest "true" spider may have arrived 80m years later than previously thought.
Giant Spider Caught on Film Eating Bird in Australian Backyard
Science & Tech  (tags: australia, discovery, environment, interesting, news, research, spiders )

- 3467 days ago -
The pictures show the spider with its long black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web near Cairns, Australia. The image is real. Sunstroke author David Kagan has written about new giant spider activity in Doomwatch Legacy.
Untangling An Artistic Spider Web
Science & Tech  (tags: spiders, web, insects, predators, science )

- 3806 days ago -
Argiope spiders are the Picassos of the arachnid world, weaving exquisite zigzag and spiral patterns into their webs. And like any masterpiece, the designs draw a crowd. Insects and other prey prefer the stylish silk to more humdrum netting.
Leap Forward for 'Flying' Spiders
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, spiders )

- 3842 days ago -
Scientists have shed new light on how spiders can travel epic distances by dangling on strands of floating silk. A team from Rothamsted Research, UK, has updated a mathematical model describing this remarkable arachnid phenomenon, known as "ballooning".
Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park
Science & Tech  (tags: texas, spiders, giant web )

- 3887 days ago -
WILLS POINT, Texas -- Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park. Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the m
Science Says Fangs a Lot
Science & Tech  (tags: anti-venom, spiders, funnel-web spider )

- 3992 days ago -
Finding a funnel-web spider in your home or garden could be a blessing disguise. Hospitals want the spider's venom to develop antivenenes so collect the beastie and drop it off to Hornsby Hospital or Hawkesbury Council.

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