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What’s really going on inside an insect-munching venus flytrap

Venus flytraps rarely catch flies, despite their name. Instead, they mostly catch spiders, ants, and other critters that can’t fly. The trap itself is made of modified leaves containing three trigger hairs. When a spider walks by and brushes against these hairs, it sends off an electrical signal. That signal […]
What’s really going on inside an insect-munching venus flytrap
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10 signs you have a spider bite — and what to do if you have one

There are more than 40,000 different types of spiders in the world. Itching, redness, and swelling are among the most common signs of a spider bite. Spider bites should be cleaned with warm water and mild soap promptly to avoid infection. In the case you’ve been bitten by a poisonous […]
10 signs you have a spider bite — and what to do if you have one
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How insects are trained for TV and movies

Movies will often use live bugs on camera instead of CGI to make their story feel more real and to get your skin crawling. But getting these insects to do what you want requires lots an understanding of how they function. That’s where Steven Kutcher comes in. He’s an entomologist […]
How insects are trained for TV and movies
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