Vampire spiders preventing malaria?

Vampire spiders preventing malaria?

Vampire spiders: it sounds like the subject of a bad dream, but in areas where malaria kills hundreds of thousands each year, these arachnids could actually be a dream come true! Two specific species of spiders, Evarcha culicivora (found in East Africa) and Paracyrba wanlessi (found in Malaysia), primarily prey on the female mosquitoes and […]

Spider webs inspiring new science

Spider webs inspiring new science

Could spiders provide inspiration for the creation of new polymers? Researchers are studying Uloborus spiders to understand their unique webs, and it’s possible that their electrically charged silk could help advance science. As the spider pulls silk from its silk glands, the stretching of the silk causes it to be extremely strong. After the silk […]