Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, according to a fascinating new analysis of spiderweb DNA.
This giant “communal” spiderweb was recently spotted at Lakeside Park in Rowlett, Texas.
A lot of biodiversity research relies on being able to recognize and catalog the species in a given ecosystem. That's a task made slightly easier when spiders are involved thanks to researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain who've developed algorithms that can automatically recognize an…