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NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

NASA orbiter detects small troughs growing on Mars which may become 'spiders'

Using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) data, researchers have detected cumulative growth of erosion-carved troughs that may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders".

Your arachnophobia may just rise a notch: Seven new species of Peacock spiders discovered!

Your arachnophobia may just rise a notch: Seven new species of Peacock spiders discovered!

For most people out there, more species of spiders is not exactly a piece of information that needs celebration, but the scientists are elated!

'Spiders' spotted on Mars?

'Spiders' spotted on Mars?

Recently, a shape similar to spiders has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet when NASA spacecraft captured an incredibly close-up image.

Six new species of spiders found in Kerala yet again

Six new species of spiders found in Kerala yet again

Six new spider species have been discovered in Kerala as a result of research conducted by Biodiversity Research Centre of Christ College, Irinjalakuda. These new species have been spotted at Harithavanam located near the banks of the Aluva Sivarathri manappuram.

New Zealand dumps Mexican grapes for spider scare

New Zealand supermarket chains were pulling Mexican grapes from shelves after the discovery of ten venomous spiders till Wednesday, said a media report.

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced fibres that are tougher than anything ever measured, scientists say.

500 million years old brain reveals evolution of head

A new study has identified one of the oldest fossil brains ever discovered - more than 500 million years old - and used it to help determine how heads first evolved in early animals.

Fear of spiders is in our DNA: Study

Fear of spiders is in our DNA: Study

 A fear of spiders is in our DNA and represents a finely tuned survival instinct, scientists have found.

Eight new species of spiders spotted in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Eight new species of spiders spotted in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

Eight new species of spiders were claimed to have been spotted in the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve by researchers at the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology at the nearby Christ College.

City spiders getting bigger, multiplying faster

If you think that the spiders you see in your garden are getting bigger, you are probably right.

Spiders` silk spinning process revealed

A new research has revealed the way spiders regulate their silk spinning process.

Spiders that prey on fish are all over world: Study

Spiders that prey on fish have been discovered in all parts of the world by zoologists from Switzerland and Australia.

Spiders harness the power of music`

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.

Jamie Foxx petrified of spiders

Actor Jamie Foxx could be the perfect choice to play Spider-Man`s arch-foe in the superhero`s new movie because he really hates the eight-legged insects.

UK family finds hundreds of deadly spiders in pack of bananas

A terrified UK family fled their home after hundreds of deadly spiders swarmed out of a pack of bananas they had bought from a local shop.

Mystery behind how spiders catch their prey solved

Spider webs reach out and grab airborne prey and particles thanks to electrostatic glue that coats their surface, a new study has revealed.

Coleen Rooney using conker plants to shoo away spiders

Television presenter Coleen Rooney is trying to protect her house from spiders by planting conker plants around the house.

Spiders too have personalities

Similar to humans and many other species, spiders have their own distinctive characters that shape their lifestyles, a new study has suggested.

Jennifer Lawrence is scared of spiders

Actress Jennifer Lawrence was terrified of spiders and asked someone to remove them when she was about to climb a tree in `The Hunger Games`.

Old age creeps up on spiders too!

Alike humans, old age creeps up on spiders too -- the insects lose the ability to weave neat webs as they approach the twilight of their life.