Cure for spider fear?

A new pill could hold the secret to combatting arachnophobia. Researchers at the University of Oxford hope that the antibiotic, which is currently used for treating tuberculosis, will help people to overcome their fears and anxieties.  One of these fears might be the widespread fear of spiders. The researchers are currently searching for 40 arachnophobes […]

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Mystery of spiders’ webs unravelled

With a beautiful structure, elegantly constructed from silk stronger than steel, spiders’ webs have long been one of nature’s marvels. But now scientists have discovered yet another remarkable property. According to researchers at Oxford University, Spiders’ webs electrostatically reach out and ‘grab’ airborne particles, droplets and even insects. Electrically conductive glue spread over the threads […]

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