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Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider in US

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 00:02

A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson.

367 new species discovered in Mekong river in two years: WWF

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 20:05

A giant flying squirrel, a skydiving gecko and an eyeless cave-dwelling spider are among the 367 new species that have been discovered in the Greater Mekong region in the past two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Thursday.

Spiders harness the power of music`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:10

Spider silk, when plucked like a guitar string, transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that its sound carries information about prey, mates, and the structural integrity of a web, scientists say.

Spider venom may save bees: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:42

Venom from one of the world`s most poisonous spiders may help save the world`s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.

Spider silk inspires stronger adhesives

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 13:39

Researchers after getting inspired from spider Silk are trying to develop more efficient and stronger commercial and biomedical adhesives that could, for example, potentially attach tendons to bones or bind fractures.

`Neighbors` tops weekend box office charts with $51m earnings

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 13:19

Seth Rogen comedy `Neighbors` toppled `The Amazing Spider-Man 2` from the top place by earning 51 million dollars on debut weekend.

Scientists map the spider genome

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:48

There`s a `Spiderman` in all of us! Researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of the spider and found that humans share certain genomic similarities with the creepy-crawlies.

Emma Stone joins fight against cancer

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 07:07

Actress Emma Stone joined the fight against cancer at the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women here.

`The Amazing Spiderman 2` review: Nothing amazing about it

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 22:27

Unfortunately, the much-awaited, Marc Webb`s ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ is a damp squib.

Special safety equipment left Emma Stone bruised

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 20:51

Actress Emma Stone says she suffered a painful bruise after wearing a special safety equipment on the sets of `The Amazing Spider-Man 2`.

Emma`s red carpet look inspired by disco era glamour

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 03:27

Emma Stone`s make-up artist Rachel Goodwin says the inspiration behind the actress` “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” New York premiere look was disco era glamour.

Emma Stone calls out Garfield for saying sewing is feminine

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 19:24

`Spider-Man` star Andrew Garfield was left scrambling for words when Emma Stone, his co-star in the film and real-life girlfriend, interrupted him while he was explaining how sewing is a feminine thing to do.