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Termites explode to defend colonies

Termites in the rainforests of French Guiana literally blow themselves up to help defend their peers. Older worker termites grow a sack containing a b…

worlds largest cloth woven spider silk

A British art historian has created what is believed to be the world’s largest and rarest piece of cloth made entirely from golden spider silk. The 11ft hand-woven silk shawl took Simon Peers five years to make and cost him and his American business partner Nicholas Godley more than £300,000. The shawl went on display at the [...]

Fabric Made from Spider Silk

The largest piece of cloth ever made from spider silk measures four feet wide and eleven feet long. To make it, 70 people collected golden orb spiders over four years! The spiders were then hooked up to a machine that extracted the silk from the spiders without harming them, in a project headed by Nicholas [...]