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This military device turns soldiers into Spider-Men

VIDEO: Engineers at the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have finished an advanced prototype of a device called Z-Man, which will allow soldiers to scale walls quickly like a real-life Spider-Man.
This military device turns soldiers into Spider-Men
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These eerie spider robots will let you nap in their web

VIDEO: The latest project from the Institute for Technologies and Architectural Research is an eye-catching one! Graduate Maria Yablonina designed Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures. It includes two wall-climbing robots that hand off a micro filament fibre to build a large nest structure.
These eerie spider robots will let you nap in their web
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A Jumping Spider’s Leg Is Super Creepy And Fascinating Close Up

The ground-dwelling jumping spider is a fearsome beast. It can scale vertical surfaces with ease and spring 25 times its body length to nab prey. Its legs are the eight crucial tools responsible for the pounce, but until recently, the evolutionary origin of some of their structures was misunderstood. By […]
A Jumping Spider’s Leg Is Super Creepy And Fascinating Close Up
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Bat-Eating Spiders Are Everywhere

[credit provider=”Photo by Yasunori Maezono, Kyoto University, Japan “] There’s only one place in the world to escape bat-catching spiders: Antarctica. These arachnids ensnare and pounce on bats everywhere else in the world, researchers say.Bats rank among the most successful groups of mammals, with the more than 1,200 species of bats […]
Bat-Eating Spiders Are Everywhere
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Golfer Bitten By Black Widow During LPGA Qualifier Used A Tee To Drain The Venom

[credit provider=”YouTube/calathletics” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7gqguqCNM”] Daniela Holmqvist of Sweden got a little more then she bargained during the front-nine of the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Yarralumla.  Holmqvist was participating in the LPGA pre-qualifier and had made it to the fourth hole without incident, but things changed quickly as she tried to hit […]
Golfer Bitten By Black Widow During LPGA Qualifier Used A Tee To Drain The Venom
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The World’s Rarest Animals Recently Caught On Camera

[credit provider=”AP Photo / Martin Meissner”] Japanese scientists announced on Monday that they had captured the legendary giant squid on camera in its natural habitat for the first time ever. This isn’t the only recent sighting of an extremely rare animal.  
The World’s Rarest Animals Recently Caught On Camera
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There Are 300 Insects And Spiders For Every Mammal In The Rainforest

[credit provider=”Thomas Martin, Jean-Philippe Sobczak & Hendrik Dietz, TU Munich ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3884-rainforest-arthropod-diversity.html”] It’s well-known that the world’s rainforests contain an enormous variety of arthropods, the group of animals that includes insects and spiders.But a new study shows that this variety is simply mind-blowing.
There Are 300 Insects And Spiders For Every Mammal In The Rainforest
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Woman Finds A Black Widow Spider In Her Purchase From Whole Foods

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black_Widow_11-06.jpg”] A woman discovered a potentially deadly black widow spider in a bag of imported organic grapes she bought from Whole Foods in Fairfield, Connecticut.Nora Weiss, 27, told the Connecticut Post that she discovered the venomous spider at home when she took the grapes out of their […]
Woman Finds A Black Widow Spider In Her Purchase From Whole Foods
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Star Attraction At The Smithsonian Dies After 5 Days

[credit provider=”The Smithsonian Museum” url=”http://newsdesk.si.edu/photos/spidernaut-nefertiti”] A jumping spider named Nefertiti spent 100 days aboard the International Space Station, travelling more than 42 million miles, before recently returning to Earth to live out the rest of her days as the star attraction in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo. […]
Star Attraction At The Smithsonian Dies After 5 Days
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9 colourful Tarantula Species Discovered In Brazil

Nine new species of colourful, arboreal tarantulas have been discovered in central and eastern Brazil, an area where only seven tarantula species had previously been known. All nine of the newly described species are threatened by habitat loss and potentially by overzealous spider collectors.
9 colourful Tarantula Species Discovered In Brazil
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New Species Of Daddy Long Legs Has A Foot-Wide Leg Span

[credit provider=”Senckenberg Research Institute “] An enormous, new, leggy arachnid with a leg span is just over 13 inches (33 centimeters) has been found lurking in the caves of the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.The creature is a type of harvestmen, a group of arachnids colloquially called “daddy longlegs” and […]
New Species Of Daddy Long Legs Has A Foot-Wide Leg Span
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110-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Preserved In Amber Is Unprecedented

[credit provider=”Oregon State University” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/8033505732/”] The image above depicts a spider about to chow down on a male wasp. It’s the “only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web,” according to researchers at Oregon State University who discovered the fossil in Myanmar’s Hukawng Valley.  
110-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Preserved In Amber Is Unprecedented
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These Are The Trippy New Species Researchers Discovered In Borneo

[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Ylem” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PanellusStipticusAug12_2009.jpg”] A recent expedition to the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia turned up some trippy species: bioluminescent mushrooms, stalk-eyed flies, jumping spiders and a pitcher plant that doubles as a toilet for small animals.”It has been a successful expedition,” team leader Menno Schilthuizen, of Naturalis Biodiversity centre […]
These Are The Trippy New Species Researchers Discovered In Borneo
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Snakes And Spiders Are Taking Over Guam

[credit provider=”Flicrk user anja_johnson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoecke/6334335266/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] The island nation of Guam is under attack from an alien species. Not that kind of alien, but the brown tree snake, which was introduced to the island 60 years ago. Since then, the snake population has risen to 2 million.Another horrible thing? Because of […]
Snakes And Spiders Are Taking Over Guam
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The Bright ‘Peacock Spider’ Has Some Of The Cutest Dance Moves

[credit provider=”Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill, Peckhamia 101.1, 2012 (pdf)” url=”http://www.peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_101.1.pdf”] Isn’t he just darling? I’m pretty sure this bright-eyed, bushy-legged and shiny-plated spider is one of the cutest I’ve ever seen.The arachnid is a possible new species of peacock jumping spider, preliminarily published in the journal Peckhamia […]
The Bright ‘Peacock Spider’ Has Some Of The Cutest Dance Moves
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Delta Passenger’s Harrowing Brown Recluse Spider Encounter Ends In $80,000 Settlement

[credit provider=”Marty Yawnick / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4922632158/”] Add deadly spider bites to your list of nightmare airline travel scenarios.A Georgia woman who says she was bitten by a brown recluse spider on a Delta Airlines flight in January has won an $80,000 settlement, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Johnny Edwards reports.
Delta Passenger’s Harrowing Brown Recluse Spider Encounter Ends In $80,000 Settlement
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Creepy Eyeless Spider Discovered In Cave

[credit provider=”© Senckenberg “] Huntsman spiders, like most spiders, are typically equipped with eight eyes. But researchers have discovered a new cave-dwelling species that ditched its peepers for a life in permanent darkness.Peter Jäger, head of arachnology at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, reported that he found the spider […]
Creepy Eyeless Spider Discovered In Cave
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Woman’s Itchy Ear Canal Housed A Spider For Five Days

[credit provider=”Xiaoxiang Morning News rolling news “] That old urban legend about spiders crawling into your orifices while you sleep has come true. A woman who checked into China’s Changsha Central Hospital Wednesday (Aug. 8) with an itchy ear learned she had a small spider dwelling in her ear canal, according […]
Woman’s Itchy Ear Canal Housed A Spider For Five Days
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