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US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

US man sets apartment on fire in an attempt to kill spider

The blaze forced the residents to evacuate and firefighters were immediately called to the building.

Jan 10, 2018, 11:06 AM IST
This drone can perch on walls, ceilings like a spider – Watch!

This drone can perch on walls, ceilings like a spider – Watch!

In order to perch on a vertical surface, the quadcopter drone flies gently right into a wall, using it’s tail, pitches up on its side.

May 16, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
See pics: Icy ‘spider’ on Pluto!

See pics: Icy ‘spider’ on Pluto!

NASA has released a beautiful image of Pluto where an unusual geological feature, resembling a giant spider is sprawling across the planet's icy landscape.

Apr 08, 2016, 14:20 PM IST
"It's like a horror movie" for residents as millions of spiders invade US town

"It's like a horror movie" for residents as millions of spiders invade US town

Residents say they have been trying to take down the spiders one by one, but are not making much progress. 

Nov 26, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Meet the paragliding spiders of South America

 Scientists have discovered a type of nocturnal hunting spider in South America, about two inches across, that is able to steer while falling - much like a wingsuit flyer - in order to return to the tree from which it fell.

Aug 21, 2015, 17:57 PM IST
New jumping spider with mating plug discovered

New jumping spider with mating plug discovered

Researchers at Kochi's Sacred Heart College have discovered a new little jumping spider belonging to the Salticidae family in the Western Ghats.

Mar 27, 2015, 16:02 PM IST
Spider-inspired sensor detects heartbeats, reads speech

Spider-inspired sensor detects heartbeats, reads speech

A sensor that puts spider sense to good use has been invented by South Korean researchers. The sensor can recognise the faintest vibration, simple words and monitor heartbeats.

Dec 13, 2014, 14:28 PM IST
30 new species of spider spotted in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China

30 new species of spider spotted in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have spotted 30 new species of spider in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China.

Dec 05, 2014, 12:35 PM IST

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

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.

Jun 30, 2014, 00:02 AM IST

Scientists map the spider genome

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.

May 08, 2014, 20:48 PM IST

Tom Daley signs up for `I`m a Celebrity`

Tom Daley has reportedly signed up for `I`m A Celebrity` after TV bosses put him to the test in the jungle.

Mar 31, 2014, 12:43 PM IST

Scientists discover 3D fossil portrait of `world`s first spider`

Scientists have discovered the 3D fossil portrait of what could be one of the world`s first spiders.

Jan 31, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

Zuckerberg seeks Jelly help after finding spider in bathroom

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly posted his picture-based query on Twitter`s new app, after he spotted a spider in his bathroom.

Jan 15, 2014, 12:38 PM IST

Venomous spider invasion closes British school

Officials temporarily shut the infested Dean Academy secondary school in Gloucestershire, western England, so that pest control experts could exterminate the false widow spiders.

Oct 24, 2013, 13:10 PM IST

Two new spider species discovered in Uruguay

Scientists have discovered two new species of spiders with strange living habits in Uruguay.

Oct 04, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

Eyeless spider discovered in Laos cave

A scientist has discovered an eyeless huntsman spider, named the Sinopoda scurion, the first of its kind.

Aug 10, 2012, 14:36 PM IST

This spider eats the snake

Some spiders in South Africa can tangle up a snake by trapping it in the sticky mesh and then spinning a fine web around its coils.

Mar 02, 2012, 18:53 PM IST

Spiders are farmers` friend: ICAR

ICAR scientists claim the misunderstood arachnids should be considered well-wishers of farmers.

Dec 04, 2011, 11:18 AM IST

Kelly Osbourne bitten by spider

Kelly Osbourne is nursing a swollen eye after she was bitten on the face by a spider.

Mar 11, 2011, 09:43 AM IST