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The beetle look alike spider Paraplectana rajashree (credit: Sumukha JN)

A peek into secret lives of Indian spiders

Spiders are found everywhere from blazing deserts to freezing climes, exhibiting extreme resilience, adaptability, and unique survival mechanisms. It is no wonder that they...
Scientists now know why spider silk is stronger than steel

Scientists now know why spider silk is stronger than steel

Spider silk is a remarkably strong material; the strongest naturally-occurring fiber known. Its tensile strength is comparable to that of high-grade steel. Spiders normally use...

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