All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Arachnophobia’

Cure Your Fear Of Spiders With Sleep

You’re probably afraid of spiders. You may argue that it’s a perfectly rational fear, but it’s strictly irrational unless your’re staring a Black Widow or Brown Recluse in the face. Most spiders are harmless heroes who only want to protect your house from the more dangerous bugs that carry disease. Well, fear them no more as science has found a …

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Brown Recluse Spider Bite Almost Blinds Texas Christian University Student

Nikki Perez, a student at Texas Christian University, was nearly blinded by a bite from a brown recluse spider. The brown recluse is one of the most dangerous spiders in North America. This specific arthropod’s population continues to spread with the warming of the planet and may lead to a rise in attacks: “a changing climate could make parts of …

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The Science of Spider Webs

Arachnophobia; the fear of spiders. Most people are afraid of these little guys for varying reasons; some are poisonous and some are just creepy looking. However, these 8-legged architects can build some astonishing structures using their silk. Spider silk is a versatile material. For example, the single thread the spider uses to drop down, pull it and it stretches, but …

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