News tagged with black widow

Human fear of spiders draws scientific focus

A fear of spiders, arachnophobia, is in our DNA. You don't learn to freeze at the site of these creatures; you're born with the fear. Even the sight of hypodermic needles and houseflies does not trigger a similar response. ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Evolution weblog
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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer

Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on ...

dateNov 19, 2014 in Software
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Feast or fancy? Black widows shake for love

(Phys.org) —A team of Simon Fraser University biologists has found that male black widow spiders shake their abdomens to produce carefully pitched vibrations that let females know they have "come a-courting" and are not ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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