New research reveals that an electrical quirk sends a spider's woven silk springing towards its victims. Zander Swinburne unravels the science
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Friday 26 July 2013
Aluna Francis and George Reid offer a blend of warmth and innocence which in places recalls trip-hop pioneers Sneaker Pimps as well as more modern comparisons with the voguish pop alienation of Lana Del Rey. Reid's sparse backing tracks, with their blend of brittle, skittish beats, deep synth bass pulses and woozy keyboard chordings, nod to the synthetic variety of contemporary British modes from bashment to dubstep, while Francis employs a distinctive childlike Estuary English delivery that's equal parts Lily Allen and (the younger) Bonnie Langford.
Thursday 25 July 2013
'A writhing mass of flesh-eating maggots': Doctors find larvae inside British woman’s ear after she complained of headaches and bizarre scratching sounds inside her head
Wednesday 17 July 2013
27-year-old Rochelle Harris had just returned from a holiday in Peru
Friday 05 July 2013
Thanks to hair removal, the world pubic lice population is dwindling fast and the insects are in danger of disappearing forever
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Doodle is based on Kafka’s 1915 novella ‘The Metamorphosis’
Friday 28 June 2013
The Government is launching an “urgent and comprehensive” review of why bees are declining and what is being done to help them.
Friday 28 June 2013
I'm guessing that the title of Happy Families – ITV's panopticon documentary series – is meant to be ironic. Or at least that it understands there may be a little friction between the childlike innocence of those two words and what you see on screen. Because they don't look at all happy – or at least not in any uncomplicated way.
Thursday 20 June 2013
A day trip to Brighton on the hottest day of the year should be a treat. But as the train pulls into the station, the words of the woman who answered the phone at the local Conservative Party office pop back into my head. “Bring a mask with you,” she said chirpily. “It's stinky.”
Thursday 13 June 2013
A third of Britain's honeybee colonies perished in the winter following the wettest summer in 100 years last year, according to a new survey.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
More than 9,000 people have contracted the mosquito-borne disease since January
Saturday 08 June 2013
First, a sausage was left in his bedroom. Then, says Rupert Christiansen, things got even stranger.
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial