Spidey Senses

Do spider senses really tingle? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Spiders are sooo creepy. With their long legs, beady eyes… and NO EARS?! That’s right. Unlike many living creatures, spiders do not have known eardrums. But, they detect and react to sound. How? Meet

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Baby Spider Boom

A handful of baby spiders crawling on a web

  Stop and smell the…SPIDERS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sunny spring days mean it’s mating season in the Arctic! BUT these warm days are arriving earlier each year. What does this mean for creepy-crawling wolf spider moms-to-be? Ask Toke Høye and colleagues from

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Unsinkable Metal

Loose lips sink ships, but can spiders save them? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Oh, the clever Diving Bell Spiders! These creatures drag bell-shaped webs underwater – trapping an air bubble. They use the trapped air to breathe underwater, where they live! That gave

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Spider Stitches

Did I just walk into a spider web? Eeew! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science. Having surgery? That means…stitches!. And getting stitches is about as fun as… well, getting stitches. Any way we can avoid those needles? Hyunwoo Yuk and Claudia Varela from MIT took

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Slingshot Spiders

Here’s the most exciting new thing on the inter-web – Extreme Spider Sports! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science,. Meet the triangle-weaver spider. Most spiders just sit on their web and wait. But the triangle-weaver sends hers flying! First, the spider stretches out her web,

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