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New family of fierce spiders discovered


August 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
California, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new family of spiders have been discovered as the researchers claimed. This was a report that was established when the amateurs discovered about a certain family ... Read more...

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World’s first eyeless spider discovered in Laos cave


August 10th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (IANS) A scientist has discovered an eyeless huntsman spider, named the Sinopoda scurion, the first of its kind.With a leg span of only 6 cm and a ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lawrence is scared of spiders


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) 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".The Oscar-nominated ... Read more...

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Animals build giant web to survive the Australian flood


March 8th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the wake of the recent floods that have devastated the Wagga Wagga region of Australia, some creatures have come to the realization that only teamwork can ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

This spider eats the snake


March 1st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Some spiders in South Africa can tangle up a snake by trapping it in the sticky mesh and then spinning a fine web around its coils.Eventually, ... Read more...

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UK shop worker comes face to face with a venomous spider


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Edinburgh, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Asda worker was given the scare of her life when she came face to face with a venomous spider. The worker found the animal crawling on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Spiders weave erratic webs as they age


July 3rd, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Young spiders create webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they age, their skills show gaping holes and erratic weaving, new research claims.By using ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ancient animals could see in dark


July 1st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Scientits have discovered 515-million-year-old eye fossils which prove that ancient animals had excellent vision and could even see in the dark.Resembling "squashed eyes from a recently ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

300 new species found in Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Around 300 new species of flora and fauna have been discovered in the Philippines by an expedition of foreign and national scientists, the Prensa Latina news ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Monkeys too are racists: Study


April 10th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): We know that many people are prejudiced towards others based on group affiliations - be they racial, ethnic or religious.Now, a new research, using monkeys and led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists unravel secrets of strong spider silk


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Spiders spin silk to use in webs and to suspend themselves.However, the mysterious mechanics of what makes spider silk strong have baffled scientists for generations.Now, German researchers believe ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Being called ‘Pommy bastard’ in Oz shaped my character: Prince Charles


January 27th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 27 (ANI): While sympathising with Australia over its recent devastating floods, Prince Charles revealed his 'huge affection' for the Australians who called him a 'Pommy bastard' in his youth and ... Read more...

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Sven Koppler Admits Mailing Hundreds Of Tarantulas To U.S., Faces 20 Years In Prison


January 20th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) German national Sven Koppler who was accused of mailing hundreds of tarantulas in the United States, has pleaded guilty to the charges and is now facing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Every man I’ve been involved with is terrified of spiders, says Liz Hurley


January 4th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 4 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley has offered an insight into the phobias of her various men over the years.She previously had a 13-year relationship with Hugh Grant before announcing businessman Steve ... Read more...

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Brain spot where fear resides discovered


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Snakes, spiders, haunted houses and horror movies may frighten most of us, but there is one woman who doesn't seem to be afraid of them or anything else. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tocophobia - the fear of giving birth, on the rise


December 5th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): Some people are afraid of snakes and spiders, others heights, but a growing number of women are becoming phobic about the very notion of giving birth.Tocophobia (also spelled ... Read more...

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Assassin bugs lure spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs


October 28th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Scientists from Macquarie University, Australia, have discovered that a species of insect lures spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs.The team found that assassin bugs plucked the web's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jack-O’-Lantern Templates Available Online


October 25th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is great excitement in the air and joy in the hearts, with only a week left for Halloween as people are frantically searching for pumpkin ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

It’s official: Women use their gender to get out of sticky situations


October 6th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 6 (ANI): Scientists have proven that women frequently use their sex as a get-out clause for everything from crying to their failure to take the bins out.A survey found that ... Read more...

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‘March to Keep Fear Alive’ to Counter ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’


September 17th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The so-called “journalists” from Comedy Central had “big announcements” to make for last night’s viewers. Jon Stewart started it, as he told the audience of his plans to ... Read more...

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Beyonce bares all to promote fashion line


August 13th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has gone topless for a new photo shoot to promote her fashion brand - House of Dereon. In the pictures, the singer is seen wearing ... Read more...

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Jolie likes to eat spiders!


July 13th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has admitted that likes to eat spiders.In her new movie 'Salt', Jolie has played a tough CIA officer on the run after a ... Read more...

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Tourists relishing spider treats in Cambodia


June 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 21 (ANI): Hunting for tarantulas and then eating them is the latest craze for tourists visiting Cambodia.Holidaymakers are joining locals in hunting tarantulas, which are considered to be a local ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

How spiderweb glue makes it difficult for prey to escape


June 20th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Apart from being sticky, spiderweb glue has elasticity like chewing gum, which makes it difficult for the prey to escape.The finding is based on a research conducted by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Like humans, spiders too watch their diets


May 28th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Just like humans, spiders too make sure that they get a balanced diet, according to a new study.The research has shown that many meat-eating insects and animals selectively ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Georgia Woman Loses Breast To Spider Bite


May 25th, 2010 - 3:24 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman from Paulding County Georgia was rushed to the hospital, and awoke to find out that she was in ICU and had lost her left breast, but ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Take your dog as you fly but no snakes please, says Frontier Airlines


May 14th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Denver, May 14 (ANI): Frontier Airlines, the No. 2 airline at Denver International Airport, is allowing its passengers to carry pets into planes for a fee with the exception of snakes.Pets allowed ... Read more...

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Researchers programme molecular robots


May 14th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Researchers have created and programmed robots the size of a single molecule that can move independently across a nano-scale track, an advancement that could someday lead to molecular ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

The woman who can only have sex in open air!


March 21st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Danielle Vincely has a bizarre sexual phobia that prevents her from having sex indoors.The 24-year-old says her sexual claustrophobia ruins her love life as partners soon get ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Underwater silk adhesive might close wounds


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Like silkworm moths, butterflies and spiders, caddisfly larvae spin silk, but they do so underwater. Now scientists are trying to make a wet adhesive out of it to ... Read more...

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Assassin bugs stalk and lure their victim


February 14th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A new study by scientists in Australia has shown that assassin bugs stalk their victim on its home territory, or lure it away and eat it.For the study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New Spider Species Discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A brand new species of spider in the Arava Region in Israel has been discovered by the University of Haifa-Oranim. This species was found in the ... Read more...

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Spiders decorate webs with shimmering ornaments to lure prey


December 26th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 26 (ANI): A new study has determined that orb-weaving spiders decorate their webs with colorful and shimmering decorations in order to lure their prey to death.According to a report in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Spider glue key to new bio-adhesives


December 23rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery about the glue that holds spider webs together. The findings are an advance toward a new generation of bio-adhesives and glues - ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Englishman arrested in Brazil for carrying 1,000 live spiders


November 13th, 2009 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 13 (DPA) Brazil's federal police arrested here an Englishman who intended to leave the country with 1,000 live spiders packed in two suitcases, the authorities said Thursday. Police said ... Read more...

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