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Posts tagged Spiders

May 8, 2014

 

Close up of an albino snake

Snakes And Spiders

Learn about phobias to snakes and spiders on this edition of A Moment of Science.

October 7, 2013

 

a spider in the trees weaving a web

What Is The Biggest Spider?

I have an insect question. What's the biggest spider ever?

July 6, 2011

 

orb_weaver

Spiders Recycling

What if a nice, protein-rich insect doesn't get trapped in the web every day? What's a hungry orb-weaver to do?

October 25, 2010

 

A spider web wrapped around a pink flower

Spiders Send Ultraviolet Signals to Insects

Spiders have been found to decorate their webs with special ultraviolet-reflecting silk in flower-like patterns.

August 2, 2010

 

A bowl of vanilla and strawberry ice cream

Glycoproteins, Xylomannan, And Bug Protein In Your Ice Cream

Did you know that scientists are studying how bugs survive in harsh, frozen environments to learn how to keep our ice cream cold?

March 30, 2009

 

Baby elephant with mother

The Origin of Fingers and Toes

Before about 360 million years ago, no vertebrates had limbs. They all shared the same fish-like body shape. But around that time something exciting happened.

March 27, 2009

 

Robber fly on leaf

Flies That Eat Spiders

When many spiders capture a fly, they don't eat it right away. Instead, they poison the fly and wrap it in silk.

April 25, 2007

 

A giant, fuzzy spider.

The Biggest Spiders On The Planet

Have you ever wondered what the biggest spider is? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 15, 2007

 

man examines robot arm

Biomimetic

Can spiders teach engineers about building space probes?

October 31, 2006

 

an orb web covered in dew

Spiders Go Way Back

Ever come across a perfect spider web? How do spiders design their webs?

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