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The Terrifying Phenomenon of Spider Rain

The Terrifying Phenomenon of Spider Rain

Author: Karl Smallwood / Source: Today I Found Out Worryingly described by entomologists and arachnologists as a “not uncommon” occurrence in certain parts of the globe, spider rain can see anywhere from a few thousand to several million spiders tumble from...

Lasers can turn a spider’s silk into sculptures

Lasers can turn a spider’s silk into sculptures

Author: Stephen Ornes / Source: Science News for Students Using lasers, scientists in India have been able to sculpt a spider’s silk, like the type shown here, into a variety of shapes. If physicist Kamal Singh needs material for his experiments, he heads to...

These Ties Are Made of Spider Silk

These Ties Are Made of Spider Silk

Source: mentalfloss.com One day, you could be wearing spider silk clothing—but with synthetic silk made in a lab. A company called Bolt Threads has successfully bioengineered synthetic silk inspired by spider webs and turned it into a tie, as The New Yorker and...

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