North Georgia: Large spiders with webs up to 10 feet thick concern residents

U.S. 11/11/21, 18:14

"Orb-weaver" spiders are found in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, and the Joro spider is one of the most common. Despite being poisonous, they solely employ the venom to keep their victim from fleeing. After a steady increase in the spider's population and range, nothing prepared Georgians or researchers for the ...

Creepy cargo: Philippines seizes 757 tarantulas from Poland

Amazing 04/03/19, 03:39

Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the way from Poland and found a hair-raising contraband: hundreds of live tarantulas.Bureau of Customs personnel seized the 757 tarantulas at a mail exchange center near Manila's international airport Monday and later ...

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

Europe 09/21/18, 11:23

It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in ...

Tackling spider fear and other phobias with VR

Tech 09/18/18, 01:06

Virtual reality therapy can help people with phobias like fear of heights by exposing them gradually to their greatest terrors. The technology is just now reaching the mainstream after 20 years of research. (Sept 18)

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