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Friday 13 December 2013
A Youtube video showing how the work is made has now received over 7 million views, with the artists admitting that many commentators have asked 'what if I poured aluminum in your house'
Sunday 08 December 2013
New research reveals that an electrical quirk sends a spider's woven silk springing towards its victims. Zander Swinburne unravels the science
Tuesday 03 December 2013
The Cuban physician Carlos J Finlay has been honoured with a Google Doodle on the 180th anniversary of his birth.
Friday 29 November 2013
Sexually frustrated fruit flies die earlier, new research suggests.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Reduced to a trembling wreck by the mere sight of a spider? Never fear - a new app believes it can help
Saturday 09 November 2013
The developers of a new electronic device that fits onto cockroaches, allowing their movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app, have been criticised for animal cruelty.
Saturday 12 October 2013
The most venomous spider in Britain has bitten an amateur footballer in Devon.
Secrets of insect repellent DEET could prove decisive in the war on malaria, dengue and West Nile fever
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Researchers use new screening method to find four repellents that are as powerful as substance used effectively for more than 60 years to protect people
Wednesday 02 October 2013
More than 1,600 have also been injured in attacks from the deadly insects
More sightings of the false widow spider, as Britain's 'most venomous arachnid', with orange legs and white skull markings spotted in Essex
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Further sightings of the false widow spider, Britain’s most venomous arachnid, are raising fears following reports that the spider is heading north.
Friday 20 September 2013
Experts - and Independent readers - give their tips
Thursday 19 September 2013
Rising temperatures are forcing false widow spiders up north
Friday 13 September 2013
As the fourth instalment in the multi-million pound Jurassic Park series is announced, scientists have revealed that the theory behind the film that kept so many audiences captivated would not be successful in reality.
Thursday 05 September 2013
It is feared that vespa velutina nigrithorax, which can grow to four-times the size of a British honey bee, could attack the indigenous bee population
Wednesday 04 September 2013
First aid experts advise anyone eating outside to beware stings and keep a credit card to hand
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
UN investigating British Government over human rights abuses caused by IDS welfare reforms
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