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January 7, 2013

 

spider silk holding down a plant

What Is Spider Silk?

What's five times as strong as steel, twice as tough as Kevlar, and can be stretched over thirty percent in length without breaking?

October 14, 2010

 

cobweb outside

Where Do Cobwebs Come From?

You've probably seen cobwebs around your home and wondered where they come from...

September 27, 2003

 

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

A female wasp stings a spider in her own web, temporarily paralyzing her. Then the wasp lays an egg on the spider’s abdomen. The paralysis wears off, and the spider gets up and goes about her business as usual.

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