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Panic in Northeast India Over Spider Invasion

Panic in Northeast India Over Spider Invasion

AP (June 7, 2012) — Biting spiders are causing panic in northeastern India. But health authorities say two people who died may have been killed by the treatment they received after being bitten, rather than the venom from the spiders.
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Spiders Making Incredible Decoys of Themselves

Spiders Making Incredible Decoys of Themselves

Buzz60 (Dec. 20, 2012) — The itsy-bitsy spider ain't no dummy. Scientists are observing spiders in South America that make actual copies of themselves to fool prey. The predators eat the decoys instead of the real spiders.
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App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

App Helps Classify Spiders in Your House

Buzz60 (Oct. 10, 2014) — Spider in Da House is a new app that will help people classify the different spiders in their homes. The hope is it will educate people and make them fear spiders less. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

AP (Oct. 23, 2013) — The Dean Academy, a secondary school in Gloucestershire, England was closed on Wednesday to deal with an infestation of venomous false widow spiders. The school says no one has been bitten by the creepy crawlies. (Oct. 23)
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