Spiders Trigger Australia Apocalypse?

Spiders Trigger Australia Apocalypse?

For the unsuspecting residents of the Australian Southern Tablelands, the sudden downpour, not of rains, but of spiders (arachnids) must have triggered fears of apocalyptic proportions in their minds. Is this an invasion of arachnids or of alien beings disguised as arachnids? For those who had never experienced or even heard of such an occurrence […]

Spiders and Webs Plus Bullets

Spiders and Webs Plus Bullets

Scientists in Italy have found a way to make the Daddy Long Legs spin a web that is much stronger, possibly being able to stop bullets. At the University of Trento, scientists experimented with these little creatures, spraying them with water-filled nanotubes and grapheme shavings. They compared the webs the spiders spun before the experiment to […]

Chronic Pain Combated With Spider Venom?

Chronic Pain Combated With Spider Venom?

Could spider venom combat pain and lead to a more effective treatment for the over 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain? According to scientists, chronic pain relief is a definite possibility and may be on the horizon. Turns out, spider venom may contain an elusive secret ingredient that could be used to produce […]

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