Posts Tagged ‘spiders’

Protecting Wasp Nests

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
wasps, spiders, ants, parasites

A new species of parasitic spider wasps protects its nest in a very unusual way.

The Bird Poop Disguise

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
spiders, birds, droppings, poop, camouflage

Do these Asian spiders look like bird poop for a reason?

Small Buggy Fossils

Monday, April 14th, 2014
Bees, la brea tar pits, daddy longlegs, fossils, leafcutter, huntsmen, spiders

Fossils of bees and daddy longlegs reveal unknown features and habitats.

Will You Be Mine?

Friday, February 14th, 2014
valentines, valentine, mating, romance, love, animals, minks, spiders, sea slugs, bats, lyrebirds, mice, monkeys, birds, zoos

Learn what animals will do for love…

Lou Reed, Giants and Farmers

Friday, November 1st, 2013
spiders, lou reed, fungi, fungus, bacteria, dinosaurs, giants, gigantism, sauropods

This week’s science news round-up includes musical spiders, gigantic dinosaurs and farming fungi.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
pigbutt worm, spiders, goblins, zombies, vampires, monsters, halloween

Are you ready for some frightful tales from nature?

Web Help

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
spiders, webs, silk, spider, uc berkeley, Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez, flight, lab, insects, charged, electric

When capturing insects in their webs, spiders get a little help from electricity…

Successful Cruelty of Spiders

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
cannibals, cannibalism, spiders, males, females, mating, docile, aggressive

Two recent publications demonstrate why spiders get a bad rap…

Assassin Spiders

Monday, March 11th, 2013
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This super family of spiders allow researchers to look millions of years in Earth’s past.

How Science Works

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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How does science work? Kind of like a pinball machine. Check it out! The Academy’s Charles Griswold takes us through the process of science with an exciting new spider discovery.

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