Cheryl Hayashi uses a microscope to work on a spider in her lab at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Hayashi has collected spider silk glands of about 50 species, just a small dent in the more than 48,000 spider species known worldwide. (AP Photo/Jeremy Rehm)
August 14, 2019 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider under her microscope. In just a few minutes she found what she was seeking: hundreds of silk glands, the organs spiders use to make their webs. Some...
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March 02, 2018 - 6:44 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Clyde Sorenson, North Carolina State University; Elsa Youngsteadt, North Carolina State University, and Rebecca Irwin, North Carolina State University (THE CONVERSATION) The Venus...
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October 10, 2017 - 8:29 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama fire department is fighting a different kind of battle after two firefighters were bitten by poisonous spiders. Capt. Frank McKenzie of Huntsville Fire and Rescue tells WHNT-TV that two firefighters working at the department's Station 17 have been bitten by brown...
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July 25, 2017 - 8:02 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia area's transit agency is dealing with a spider problem at one station in the city. KYW-TV ( http://cbsloc.al/2utfAKR ) reports the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority has hired an exterminator to battle the bugs that keep dropping down onto waiting...
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May 06, 2017 - 10:25 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- There's an official dog, an official flower and even an official beverage. But students in a first-grade class in North Carolina think a spider should be in the group of special state symbols. Students in Patti Evans' class at Dickson Elementary School have gone so far as to...
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