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What makes Spider-Man's web so strong?

Spider-Man's webs are pretty impressive, capable of supporting Spidey's weight as he swings through New York, trapping super-villains and even suspending cars above city streets. What are they made of? And ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Materials Science
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Jiggy Mazda and the spiders from cars

Recently, the car manufacturer Mazda recalled 40,000 cars because of a "spider invasion". This is not the first time it has happened with Mazda cars. In 2011, a similar reason was given for recalling 52,000 ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Diet of elusive red widow spider revealed

Beetles: it's what's for breakfast—at least for the red widow spider of Florida's "scrub" habitat, according to a study by University of Missouri biologist James Carrel. The study provides a first glimpse ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Timid jumping spider uses ant as bodyguard

A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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