February 13, 2016

Tiny Robot Spiders in Your Blood


Who wants to volunteer to be a test subject for this idea? Scientists are developing tiny spider-like machines that can enter the human bloodstream. Once inside, the robots can travel through veins alongside red blood cells to deliver drugs and fix damaged areas of the body. The micro-insects are self-propelled by a molecule that can […]

9 Terrifying Spiders You Don’t Want To Mess With


We find ourselves in the throes of summer in late July and early August, with temperatures all over the northern hemisphere creeping and simmering in the triple digits. Naturally, when it’s hot and you’re wearing the least amount of clothing and shoes, we want to remind you of all the things that can bite you […]

Flooding Causes Millions of Spiders to Encase Entire Trees in Webs

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If you’re afraid of spiders, then knowing that millions of spiders have encased entire trees in their webs may be fuel for your nightmares. Unprecedented flooding in Pakistan caused millions of spiders living in the affected regions to climb trees to escape the rising floodwaters. The water took long to recede, making the spiders turn […]