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- New Species Of Spiders Discovered In Papua New Guinea
Biologists have discovered dozens of species of jumping spiders that are new to science, giving scientists a peek into a section of the evolutionary tree previously thought to be sparse.
- Spiders Who Eat Together, Stay Together -- And Form Enormous Colony Sizes
The ability to work together and capture larger prey has allowed social spiders to stretch the laws of nature and reach enormous colony sizes, zoologists have found.
- Spider Silk Can Be Stretchy Like Springs Or Like Rubber
Spider silks are incredibly stretchy, but are they stretchy like elastic or springs? The answer lies in their amino acid content. Spider silks are made from proteins, and biologists have just discovered that the secret lies in the silk protein's amino acid content. Spider silks with high proline contents behave like elastic rubber bands, while spider silks with low proline content behave like stretchy springs.
- Living Upside-down Shapes Spiders For Energy Saving
Consider the possible effects of the peculiar lifestyle of numerous spider species, which live, feed, breed and "walk" in an upside-down hanging position. According to new research, such "unconventional" enterprise drives a shape in spiders that confers high energy efficiency, as in oscillatory pendulums.
- Scientists uncover secrets of black widow spider silk - Yahoo! News
Scientists are closer to uncovering the secrets of spider silk.
- What Crawls Beneath: Ground Spider Diversity Linked To Healthy Habitats
Researchers uncover new spiders while studying the diversity and distribution of spiders in Texas. Spiders help to maintain a healthy balance in their habitats by controlling the insect population.
- Engineers Probe Spiders' Polymer Art: Manufactured Silk Could Be Used For Artificial Tendons, Parachutes, More
Scientists are getting closer to understanding how they can recreate the amazing silk that spiders spin. The strength and versatility of spider silk are unmatched in nature.
- Tarantulas Produce Silk From Their Feet
Scientists discover tarantulas that can spin silk with their legs.
- How Parachute Spiders Invade New Territory
Researchers have developed a new model that explains how spiders are able to 'fly' or 'parachute' into new territory on single strands of silk – sometimes covering distances of hundreds of miles over open ocean. To read the full article, go here:
- Scientists Discover New Assassin Spiders
Scientists have found a new species of assissin spiders in the rainforests of Madagascar. These unique spiders feed on other spiders.
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