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Black Widow Males Twerk
2014-01-17 13:24:09

Biologists have discovered that male black widow spiders can 'twerk' to attract females. According to a study, male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations to let females know they are ready to court, and are not potential prey.

Understanding The Mysteries Of Spider Silk
2013-01-28 19:02:43

Scientists are unraveling the mysteries of what makes the fiber that spiders spin five times as strong as piano wire.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.