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2014-08-21 07:17:10

Living in the city can have its benefits – especially if you’re an arachnid, according to new research reporting that some types of spiders grow larger and have increased reproductive capabilities in urban areas.

orb weaver spider genetics
2014-07-21 03:30:56

Largest-ever study of spider genetics shows orb weaver spiders do not share common origins.

Lover Or Fighter? Spider's Job Type Depends On Personality
2014-06-18 08:51:50

A team of researchers has found aggressive spiders are better at killing prey and defending the colony, while docile spiders excel at caring for the baby spiders.

New Secrets Of Spider Venom Revealed
2013-08-30 09:22:22

New research has found the venom of the brown recluse and other spiders in the genus Loxosceles produces a much different toxic reaction in the body than previously thought, which could eventually lead to more effective anti-venoms, study researchers said.

Synthetic Spider Protein Future Of Anti Venoms
2013-05-10 08:51:22

Scientists say they have engineered a spider protein that could be the start of a new generation of anti-venom vaccines, with the potential to save thousands of lives worldwide.

Black Widow Stowaways Make It To England
2013-01-15 10:00:58

In recent months, an increasing number of black widow spider stowaways have been found in shipments of tires from Arizona to England.

2012-10-13 04:00:37

MyCleaningProducts recommended to the public the use of its non-toxic spider spray when clearing the arachnids in the houses.

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2008-08-07 15:20:09

The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, University of British Columbia zoologists have found.

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2008-03-26 10:30:00

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Spain and Croatia led an investigation into the peculiar lifestyle of numerous spider species, which live, feed, breed and ‘walk’ in an upside-down hanging position. According to their results, such ‘unconventional’ enterprise drives a shape in spiders that confers high energy efficiency, as in oscillatory pendulums. These results will appear in this week’s issue of PLoS ONE.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.