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    Experts have discovered two assassin spiders that were previously thought to be extinct living on a remote patch of an island off the coast of Australia.  They were spotted on a small patch of an unburnt part of Kangaroo Island, in the northwest region. Evidence of the spiders (sometimes known as pelican spiders, due to their unique appearance) had only been seen in the Western River Wilderness Protection Area on Kangaroo Island, which was badly damaged during Australia's bushfires that ravaged the continent in 2019 and 2020. The spiders belong to the Zephyrarchaea austini species — which has been around for more than 140 million years, dating back to the Jurassic period.  Experts discovered two assassin spiders that were previously thought to be extinct living on a remote patch of an island off the coast of Australia They were spotted on a small patch of an unburnt part of Kangaroo Island in the northwest part The discovery of the two spiders on the remote atoll is considered a breakthrough, according to Dr Jessica Marsh, a research associate at the South...
    A 'massive' three-inch funnel-web spider capable of biting through a human fingernail has left handlers at an Australian reptile park stunned.  The eight-legged beast, dubbed the 'Megaspider', was handed in to the Australian Reptile Park (ARP) in New South Wales this week.  The animal, which usually measures just one to five centimetres (0.3 to 1.9 inches), was found in a Tupperware box at one of the park's drop-off points dotted around Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle - sparking a hunt to find the person who handed it in.  An eight-centimetre funnel-web spider, dubbed the 'Megaspider', was handed into the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales this week (pictured on a cap from the park) The park says Megaspider is the biggest funnel-web they have ever received  The animal was handed in to one of the park's several drop off points inside a Tupperware box (pictured)  The park regularly encourages members of the public to safely catch funnel-web spiders for its anti-venom programme, and says the Megaspider is the biggest they have ever seen.  Michael Tate, Education Officer of...
    A WOMAN was hospitalised three times after a spider bit her as she sat down to go to the toilet. Medics warned Jo Kenyon that she could have died after the creature sunk its fangs into her thigh. 3Jo Kenyon was bitten by a spider as she sat down on the toilet - and medics warned her she could have diedCredit: SWNS 3Jo, 34, was left in agony as a result of the wound on the back of her thighCredit: SWNS The 34-year-old flushed the critter - thought to be a false widow - down the loo and frantically dialled 111 after she felt its bite in the bathroom of her Leeds home. She was told to go to hospital over fears the wound could get infected. And once she arrived at A&E, doctors were forced to pop a huge blister before telling radio producer Jo to return twice more to have the wound drained. She said she was left in agony and could barely walk after suffering the intimate injury. "The doctors said that if I hadn't come in...
    A wasp has been caught on camera locked in an epic battle with a huge huntsman spider in an Australian backyard.  A Reddit user posted the video on Tuesday after they saw the pair go head-to-head  on the wooden deck of their house.  The wasp was seen grabbing hold of the spider as the insect and arachnid repeatedly pushed back and forth. This is a spider wasp. They take the spider into their hole in the ground and lay their eggs in it's abdomen. This particular spider is the size of my palm. from australia The pair came to a standstill after several seconds when the wasp backed off and crawled along the deck. However, the wasp returned to launch another attack on the spider, which the cameraman said was the size of their palm. The wasp managed to drag the spider along the wooden flooring as it reached closer to the edge of the outdoor deck. A wasp has been caught battling an incredibly large spider on an outdoor deck of a house as the insect tried to catch...
    FROM false widow spiders to deadly fungi, the arrival of autumn brings its own set of deadly dangers in the natural world. This week angler Arfon Summers, 39, was stunned to hook a potentially lethal lionfish off the coast of Dorset.  20Arfon Summers hooked a deadly six-inch lion fish in Dorset this week The six-inch fish, which has 13 spines packed with venom, can cause paralysis and death as well as inflict extreme pain and vomiting. At the same time, experts warn that the colder weather will see a flood of spiders, including the venomous false widow, invading our homes. And Brits enjoying long walks through autumnal woodland are also facing warnings about deadly fungi, berries and the spread of toxic caterpillar nests. Here, we look at all the natural hazards to watch out for this season. False widow spiders September and October sees spiders flood our homes as mating season coincides with the colder weather, driving them indoors.  This month two schools in Northampton were forced to evacuate after a suspected outbreak. Although first recorded in the UK in...
    MANY people dread this time of year due to it being spider season. A spider expert has revealed the one thing you should do when you see daddy long legs - and you should definitely not kill them. 2A spider expert has revealed why you should never kill daddy long legsCredit: Alamy Karl Curtis, director of reserves and community engagement at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said many people wrongly assume daddy long legs are spiders, when they are actually crane flies. He added: "They often get confused with spiders but they're not, they're flies, they're really good food source for birds, they're really important to play their part so people should let them out their windows and not kill them. "They are out this time of year because basically, they are hatching out of our lawns and various places - they live a lot of their lives underground as a grub, as a larva, and then what they do is they hatch out over the summer. "Probably now is the last throw of the dice, and what they do is they...
    PEST EXPERTS have said that although people may think they have protected their homes from these eight-legged guests, they can still creep in if you don't check your outdoor bins. People usually try and keep these pesky bugs away by sealing visible openings but they don't realise that the spiders use the bins as a secret passage way into your home. 2Experts say spiders can travel to your home through your binCredit: Alamy Speaking to Thomas Marbut, corporate trainer at Mosquito Squad tells BestLife the sort of insects that make their way into your outdoor bin are the perfect meal for spiders. "Spiders will often gather around your trash cans, both inside and outside," he says, adding: "But they aren't necessarily attracted to your trash, they're attracted to the pests that hover around the trash." Wyatt West, a board-certified entomologist and training education manager with Western Exterminator says that the outdoor bin is a spiders gateway to get into you home. Wyatt says that the more gardening tools and clutter around the trash, the more comfortable the spider is in...
    SPIDER season has arrived, so we take a look at the best spider catchers you can buy right now. According to the Natural History Museum, autumn is mating season for house spiders which is why you’re more likely to see them prowling around your bathroom or hallway at this time of year: they’re not looking for you, they’re looking for love. 7Credit: Getty Images Which is probably why “spider catcher extra long handle” is such a common search term on online shopping sites at this time of year. Many people are terrified of the eight-legged critters however house spiders are actually quite beneficial to have around because they catch and eat other smaller household pests including flies, midges, moths and mosquitoes. But if you must evict them, please forget the jam jar technique, for it will only lead to broken legs on their side and heartache on yours. Do it quickly, professionally, humanely and with less screaming with one of these specially designed spider catchers. #sayonaraspider Warning: This article contains images of spiders that may disturb some readers. This article...
    CREEPY CRAWLIES take refuge in our homes as Autumn begins and the temperature drops. But which are the spiders that are most likely to make it into your home? Here is everything we know. 24Black lace-weaver spiders are usually found inside homes all year roundCredit: Alamy 1. Black lace weaver spider Black lace-weavers are usually found inside homes all year round. They are found on walls, fencing and clutter around the garden and are most common in autumn when males leave their webs to find females. They can be found indoors after heavy rainfall when their home becomes flooded. They are harmless to humans. 2. Buzzing spider 24Buzzing Spider on a wooden floor in a UK houseCredit: Alamy Buzzing spiders are found all over Britain but are more predominant in the south. They are rarely found on the ground but mostly in shrubbery and over the foliage of trees. Buzzing spiders get their names from when the males vibrate on leaves to attract females. 3. Cardinal Spider 24Top view of a cardinal spider Credit: Getty Images - Getty...
    GIANT house spiders are back as they crawl back into our homes as winter approaches. Here's what we know about getting rid of them. 1These are most common in the autumn you'll see in Autumn What are giant house spiders? This spider is the one you will see most common in the autumn. The giant house spider lives in sheds, attics, homes and out buildings. It can survive for several months without any food or water. They are seen all year round but mate in the autumn time. How long do giant house spiders live? It normally lives for two or three years, but lifetimes of up to six years have been observed. While the female only leaves its nest to feed, males can often be seen wandering around houses during the late summer and early autumn looking for a mate. How to get rid of giant house spiders in the UK Keeping your house clean is the most effective way to deter spiders. Dust and vacuum any spider webs or egg sacs (which will be...
    IT'S around that time of year again when hundreds of spiders begin invading UK homes in search of love. This so-called "spider season" normally begins in the first two weeks of September and ends by the first week of October. 3 The UK's spider season has officially begunCredit: Alamy 3 The Giant House Spider (pictured) is one of dozens of species of house spider in the UKCredit: Alamy Live News Male spiders go into hiding all year and come out in force in search of a mate. They may have already been living in your home but their presence is more noticeable at this time of year as they begin to wander around. That's why you might see them crawling across the carpet. "The ones we see scuttling around in the house – they're usually the male house spiders," the author and self-proclaimed "bugman" previously told BBC Newsbeat. "The ones you see running across the carpet in front of you freaking you out, most often it'll be a male out on some sort of amorous pursuit." House...
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team announced Friday it is doing away with its moniker, Cleveland Indians, and renaming itself the Cleveland Guardians — a move that erases a 106-year-old name said to be in honor of Louis Sockalexis, who played major league baseball for the Cleveland Spiders in the late 1800s and is credited as the first Native American to play professional baseball. The Cleveland baseball team went through several name changes from the 1870s to early 1900s before ultimately deciding on the Cleveland Indians — a moniker that would last for more than a century before eventually being canceled. Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images The team previously had names like the “Cleveland Forest Citys” (1871-1875) — a likely nod to Cleveland’s nickname inspired by the city being encapsulated by a heavily forested area — and the “Cleveland Blues” (1879-1884), short for “Bluebirds,” which team members allegedly hated. There was also the bizarre “Cleveland Infants,” which lasted for one year (1890), as well as the “Cleveland Naps” (1903-1914). Though, when the team was called the “Cleveland Spiders” (1890-1899), it signed Louis Sockalexis, a member...
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team announced Friday it is doing away with its moniker, Cleveland Indians, and renaming itself the Cleveland Guardians — a move that erases a 106-year-old name said to be in honor of Louis Sockalexis, who played major league baseball for the Cleveland Spiders in the late 1800s and is credited as the first Native American to play professional baseball. The Cleveland baseball team went through several name changes from the 1870s to early 1900s before ultimately deciding on the Cleveland Indians — a moniker that would last for more than a century before eventually being canceled. Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images The team previously had names like the “Cleveland Forest Citys” (1871-1875) — a likely nod to Cleveland’s nickname inspired by the city being encapsulated by a heavily forested area — and the “Cleveland Blues” (1879-1884), short for “Bluebirds,” which team members allegedly hated. There was also the bizarre “Cleveland Infants,” which lasted for one year (1890), as well as the “Cleveland Naps” (1903-1914). Though, when the team was called the “Cleveland Spiders” (1890-1899), it signed Louis Sockalexis, a member...
    A CREEPY blanket of cobwebs covering shrubs, grass and road signs in Australia has been dubbed a "spider apocalypse" amid heavy rain and flooding in Victoria. With more rain forecast this week, it is thought the creepy crawlies could continue to spin the spooky veil across the countryside in a bid to escape floodwaters. 7The phenomenon is known as ballooning, where cooler weather conditions have prompted spiders to cover stretches of landCredit: Reuters 7The critters created huge towers of web covering trees in a bid to flee floodwatersCredit: Reuters The raised webs show the spider's attempts to flee the floodwaters and seek refuge on higher ground in Gippsland, Victoria. The southeastern state has been ravaged by heavy rain and strong winds, forcing thousands to evacuate. Parts of the region were closed last week after the rain left residents without power and further 15 to 25mm is expected to fall. Local reports suggest the phenomenon is known as ballooning, where cooler weather conditions have prompted spiders to cover stretches of land in cloudlike cobwebs to try and shelter themselves from...
    (CNN)An elusive spider related to the tarantula just joined the ranks of recognized spiders.The Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider lives in the Florida Everglades and it's a rare breed. It has only been spotted a handful of times since the 1920s and only recently did the clever arachnid get its name for the habitat it lives in, according to Rebecca Godwin, an assistant professor of biology at Piedmont University.These spiders likely only live in the pine rockland habitat of southern Florida, which is "highly threatened," Godwin told CNN. Their homeland of pines growing on limestone outcrops has slowly been destroyed by mankind."Development, urbanization, land clearing, anything that destroys the topsoil could potentially wipe out whole populations and especially for a spider that occurs in such a small range of really threatened habitat, you kind of risk losing the species all together," Godwin said.The spider is one of 33 new species from the Americas to be added to the genus Ummidia, which are trapdoor spiders. Godwin and Jason E. Bond, an entomology professor from University of California, Davis, co-authored the study, published...
    Scientists in the US have brought the structure of a spider web to life by translating it into music – a technique that could help us communicate with spiders, they say.  The eerie piece of music, which lasts just over a minute, sounds like the soundtrack for an eerie dystopian sci-fi horror film. It was created by researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with  laser scanning technology and image processing tools.  The experts say spider webs could provide a new source for musical inspiration and provide a form of cross-species communication. MUSICAL SPIDER WEBS Spiders are master builders, expertly weaving strands of silk into intricate 3D webs that serve as the spider's home and hunting ground. Spiders' silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that, when plucked, the sound that is made carries information about prey or structural integrity of a web. Spiders have poor eyesight so they rely on the vibration of the silk in their web for information, such as exactly what their next meal is. They receive the information using organs on each...
    The Spiders from Mars isn't just the name of David Bowie's backing band in the 1970s—it's the nickname given to mysterious formations on Mars that resemble creepy black arachnids. These 'araneiforms' (Latin for 'spider-like') were first observed 20 years ago, but astronomers have finally determined they're caused by carbon dioxide vapor escaping from cracks in polar ice in the spring. Researchers were able to nail down this long suspected hypothesis by recreating conditions from the surface of Mars in a simulator. Lowering and lifting blocks of dry ice—essentially frozen CO2—onto beds of gravel, they observed the same spindly patterns emerge on the surface.  Scroll down for video  This 2018 image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows 'spiders' beginning to emerge from the surface of Mars' south pole When sunlight reaches through the translucent ice covering Mars' poles each spring, it warms the loose rock below and builds up pressure. That pressure causes the ice to crack and vaporized carbon dioxide to escape forcefully, blasting sand and grit into the air. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    A researcher has discovered a new type of spider in Australia. He named her Nemo because the cartoon hero resembles Finding Nemo. We are still a long way from discovering all the animal species on our planet. Scientists estimate that there are still 80%Unknown species. Most of them will live in inaccessible places and will be small Frogs Or spiders. It is a new spider found in the south of Australia and described in the journal Science Evolutionary system. Measuring only 4 mm (the size of a grain of rice), it belongs to the peacock spider family and is scientifically named Marat flying. This is new Spider Received baptism Maratus Nemo Due to its bright orange color and white stripes, they are reminiscent of Pixar cartoon hero clown fish Nemo. Nemo’s World. According to experts, these traits help attract males during the breeding season. Maratus Nemo Discovered by Australian scientist Sheryl Holiday last November. She soon realized this Spider The species is indistinguishably different. He then posted several photos on a special site, and drew the attention of...
    A cute species of peacock spider has been named after Nemo, the beloved clownfish in Pixar's Finding Nemo franchise.  Maratus nemo, which is only about the size of a grain of rice at just over 4mm in length, was discovered by a citizen scientist in South Australia. The new species has been named for its iridescent orange and white stripes, which scientists say are used to attract a mate during courtship.   Peacock spiders belong to the genus Maratus, which has come to prominence in the last decade due to the male's vibrant colours and 'dancing' displays.  Scroll down for video  A new species of peacock spider, Maratus nemo, is described from the vicinities of Mount McIntyre and Nangwarry, South Australia (male pictured here) PEACOCK SPIDERS Peacock spiders are a type of jumping spider that live in Australia. Each has a series of flaps round their abdomens that they display during courtship or when competing against rival males. When a male peacock spider senses a female, it begins the mating ritual by lifting its legs and flashing its stomach in a...
    New York : This behavior can only be seen in wolf spiders. Photo: Michael Willinger / Pexels If there is an image that sums up a horror scene for many, it is this: a spider carrying dozens of young on its back. Despite how creepy it may seem, this behavior is not very common to see in spiders, but it is it is characteristic of wolf spiders. The wolf spider is the only spider in the world that does this. It is also the only one that they carry their eggs in a spherical sac that they carry hanging from the posterior and lower end of the abdomen and, when they hatch, they carry the young on their back until they make their first molt. In Queensland, Australia, Carla Jewell, a 47-year-old woman, found one of these spiders while gardening at home. The woman was struck by the strange appearance of the spider and decided to start recording her camera when she discovered that what was moving on her back were no more...
    This is the parallel damage of the catastrophic flood that will affect half of Australia’s east for a few days. Thousands of spiders have appeared among the affected residents. Descriptions. (Map: Oyster-France) After the flood, the spiders … Heavy rains lash the east coast of Australia Many days and half a century in the country are in the form of a surprising and spectacular parallel damage caused by the worst floods. Spider Invasion Rising water has brought out thousands of spiders from land in New South Wales. Asked by local television station ABC, Professor Dieter Hochuli, chairman of the Sydney University’s Integrated Ecology Committee, explains that the invasion was not surprising under these conditions. “All animals that spend their lives underground or on the ground can no longer live there. he said. Spiders are a prime example. Like everyone else, they try to keep themselves out of the high ground during floods. ” On social networks, dozens of photos and videos testify to the horror-worthy appearance of these arachnid colonies, who do not hesitate to invest in residential homes to...
    ABC News Australia Record flooding in New South Wales, Australia, has prompted spiders to seek higher ground. Australians are sharing footage of thousands of spiders crawling up walls and across fields. Experts have said not to worry about the spiders and to leave them alone.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Every arachnophobe's worst nightmare is playing out in New South Wales, Australia, where record flooding is causing hordes of spiders to appear as they head for higher ground.  Residents in New South Wales have been sharing footage showing thousands upon thousands of the spiders emerging and sprawling due to the extreme weather.  One resident, Matt Lovenfosse, shared a picture with Guardian Australia, showing "millions of spiders" overtaking a field on his property due to rising waters on a nearby creek. Read more: Microsoft's Brad Smith lays out why the company is taking news publishers' side in the fight with big tech "It's amazing. It's crazy," he told Guardian Australia. "The spiders all crawled up on to the house, on to fences and whatever they can get...
    Rosanna Arquette has warned that there are 'a lot more Harvey Weinsteins' in an interview to launch her new podcast.  The Bafta-winning actor and activist said that the Hollywood producer's conviction and 23-year jail sentence in March last year for decades of sexual assault was 'the tip of the iceberg' and that 'there are a lot of spiders in that web'.  The 61-year-old, who rose to fame in the 1980s and is known for her roles in Desperately Seeking Susan and Pulp Fiction, said that the perpetrators would be named 'in good time' but that she feared further damage to her career, even after the launch of the Me Too movement.   Many women spoke up about how the powerful producer, known for a string of Oscar-winning hits, allegedly 'ruined' the careers of the women who spoke out against him, including Arquette.   Actor and Me Too activist Rosanna Arquette, pictured at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, has warned in a new interview that there 'a lot more Harvey Weinsteins' Arquette gave the interview to launch...
    A HORRIFIED mum found HUNDREDS of spiders crawling on the walls of her daughter's bedroom. The woman, named as Claudia in Australian media, filmed the cluster of baby arachnids at her home in Sydney yesterday. 2Claudia filmed hundreds of the spiders crawling around her daughter's bedroom 2The mum did not did attempt to kill the spiders She believes the spiders were huntsmans - a large, yet non-venomous creature. Claudia told nine.com.au: "There were some spiders on the window, and I pulled some curtains back." When she pulled the first curtain back she found up to 60 spiders. However, her daughter then told her to check the other side where an even larger cluster had formed. Claudia, a make-up artist from Germany, revealed she did not attempt to kill the army of creepy crawlies. She said: "We just left them there because they are baby huntsman, I actually like huntsman, so I was like, I'm not going to do anything. "They're just going to walk away… let nature be." What are Huntsman spiders? Huntsman spiders are renowned for their enormous size,...
    Horrifying pictures show an army of unwanted visitors in a little girl's bedroom, after her terrified mum made the alarming discovery of a platoon of spiders.  The mother found a swarm of leggy spiders crawling out of a roof crack and down the white walls of her daughter's room in Sydney. She shared the terrifying images with a friend, who confirmed the spiders had been removed. A woman experienced every mother's worst nightmare when she walked into her daughter's bedroom to find an army of unwanted visitors (pictured) The mother found a swarm of leggy spiders (pictured) crawling from a roof crack and down the white walls of her daughters room in Sydney  She shared the terrifying images with a friend, who confirmed the spiders (pictured) had been removed  A friend shared the chilling photos on social media and said, 'They're bigger than the tiny babies I've seen. You can see how big they are by the window.' 'They are fast and they jump and they're big. I catch them and put them outside. This, however, would totally freak...
    Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend 2 escaped Tennessee prison inmates found in Florida Spiders, Rocks or ... Lindors? What should the Cleveland baseball team be called? After 105 years, Cleveland’s baseball team is set to change its identity. According to a report from the New York Times, the Cleveland Indians will drop the nickname that has long been viewed as racist and insensitive to Native Americans. The team had previously confirmed in July that it was prepared to discuss the possibility of changing the name, that just hours after Dan Snyder announced Washington’s NFL franchise would conduct a thorough review of the team’s name. Washington is playing the current NFL season as the Washington Football Team, a step Cleveland could mimic, according to the report. The team just agreed to remove the Chief Wahoo logo — a Native American caricature that many felt was racist — from its uniforms and branding in 2018. The possibility of a name change received support from within the organization in July, including from manager Terry Francona. It also met with resistance from...
              Richmond upset No. 10 Kentucky 76-64 on Sunday to win the Bluegrass Showcase and secure the first road win against a top-10 opponent in program history. Despite a 12-point statement win in just the second game of the season, Richmond (2-0) was far from perfect. The Spiders dealt with foul trouble, shot the ball poorly in the first half and were severely out-rebounded by the Wildcats, but were able to exert themselves defensively. “A tremendous win for us and I do think it started with the defense and I think ended with the defense to be honest,” Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said postgame. “You just get to play a team like Kentucky so rarely,” Mooney continued. “I’ve been coaching for a long time and this is my first time playing against Kentucky. So for us to have the opportunity to play them with a great team is great, and we seized that opportunity.” Richmond was led in scoring by guard Blake Francis and forward Nathan Cayo with 18 points each and received...
    THE Mandalorian fans have spotted a terrifying crossover with Star Wars' The Empire Strikes Back after the 'scariest episode yet'. The second episode of season two saw Mando (Pedro Pascal) and The Child - aka Baby Yoda - escort the 'Frog Lady' and her harvested eggs to a safer planet. 5The Mandalorian fans have spotted a horrifying link with The Empire Strikes Back in the second episode of season two Credit: Disney However, they ended up crash landing on a frozen planet where Baby Yoda's growing appetite saw him munch on some spiders eggs. He soon regretted his actions though, as hundreds of spiders descended on the trio and attacked their spaceship, before being joined by a mammoth, scary spider. While the scenes were pretty horrifying - especially for people suffering from arachnophobia - some die-hard Star Wars fans realised the creatures matched some concept art from The Empire Strikes Back. Drawn by Star Wars artist Ralph McQuarrie, the creatures became known as 'knobby white spiders' and lived on the Outer Rim planet of Dagobah, where Yoda...
    Warning: This article contains spoilers. Hide The flexibility that comes with The Mandalorian fully embracing the best of what science fiction and westerns have to offer gives the show the room to tell a wide berth of stories. But the latest show also showed how it can tap into horror to give us an episode with a creature that hits a little too close to home. Hide If you thought actual Earth spiders were bad, wait until you meet Star Wars spiders. Or, if you’re arachnophobic, wait until you have a clear chance to skip this part of the episode because while I usually don’t have issues, these spiders creeped me the hell out.  Granted, it’s not the first time that we’ve seen spiders in Star Wars. Gigantic space spiders that could kill you could’ve potentially been part of the galaxy far, far away as far back as Empire Strikes Back. There’s a famous piece of concept art by Ralph McQuarrie—who was among the first to bring George Lucas’ visions to life—that depicted Luke facing off against a creature described...
    After an explosive first episode, the second season of Star Wars spinoff series, The Mandalorian, goes a bit quieter in the new episode, which is also Chapter 10 of the series. While there is quite quite a bit of action, and Baby Yoda gets to do more this time, compared to being just a spectator in the premiere episode – Chapter 10 actually feels like a bottle episode, a lull before a storm that still remains to come. The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere Review: Mando and Baby Yoda Return for Another Kickass Inter-Galactic Adventure Filled With Star Wars Eggs and Giant Monsters! Guaranteed that some of the show’s fans would be disappointed with lack of major happenings, though Chapter 10 was still a very enjoyable episode in itself. The episode is directed by Peyton Reed, who you might know of the director of the two Ant-Man films in Marvel Cinematic Universe. It does make sense that this ‘smaller’ episode is directed by Reed, whose Ant-Man films are also ‘smaller’ in comparison to rest of MCU and yet packs in enough spectacles. ...
    (CNN)Scientists find some spiders that can hear. A chipmunk gets a fine-dining experience. RuPaul and Cory Booker get some shocking news. Here are the must-see videos of the week.Creepy or cool?JUST WATCHEDResearchers find ogre-faced spiders can hearReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHResearchers find ogre-faced spiders can hear 01:02This might creep you out, but it's also kinda cool. New research has found that ogre-faced spiders can hear. According to the findings, they can detect sounds from at least 6.5 feet away. 'He looks like my kin'JUST WATCHEDSee RuPaul and Cory Booker react to finding out they're cousinsReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHSee RuPaul and Cory Booker react to finding out they're cousins 01:13Will there be a family reunion soon? "Drag Race" star RuPaul Charles and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey found out they're cousins after they each participated in PBS' "Finding Your Roots." From their reactions, they both seemed to be excited about the news.Read MoreTable for 1JUST WATCHEDWatch a chipmunk eat a teeny, tiny tacoReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHWatch a chipmunk eat a teeny, tiny taco 02:28A food writer in Georgia opened her...
    With Halloween fast approaching, some families are putting their Christmas trees to use early and transforming them into spooky ornaments.  Recycling the faux firs, Instagram users ranging from Essex to Ohio and North Carolina, have proudly posted snaps of the creepy makeovers they've given their yuletide decorations. The bizarre trend first hit social media in 2018, with festive enthusiasts no longer content to just carve pumpkins to celebrate the October holiday. This year, the Halloween statement is bigger and bolder than before, with people using plastic spiders, pumpkin lights and even fake blood to decorate their trees. When it comes to what goes under the centrepiece, while there are no presents to be found there are still treats in the form of bowls full of sweets.  The traditional angels or stars usually found at the top of the decoration have also been replaced with a creepy alternative such as a troll or a witches hat. Judging by the hashtag 'Halloween Trees' on Instagram and Twitter, which has thousands of uses, the trend shows no signs of diminishing.  'Tis the...
    Prosecutors revealed an indictment against six former eBay employees, among them high-level executives, for threatening David and Ina Steiner (above), the founders of ECommerceBytes.com Two former eBay employees have pleaded guilty to participating in a plot to terrorize a publisher and editor of an online newsletter that criticized the company by sending live spiders and other disturbing deliveries to their home.   Stephanie Popp, 32, former senior manager of global intelligence, and Veronica Zea, 26, a contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and to tamper with witnesses on Thursday.  The pair are among six former eBay employees charged in a bizarre harassment campaign targeting Massachusetts couple David and Ina Steiner, the founders of ECommerceBytes.com.  Popp and Zea, both from San Jose, California, are scheduled to be sentenced in February. Three others are expected to plead guilty later this month. Investigators said the couple was targeted after their newsletter published an article about a lawsuit filed by eBay accusing Amazon of poaching its sellers.   Two members of the company's executive leadership team then orchestrated...
    THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's kids today gushed over animals in an adorable video in the first time we have heard the littlest royals speak. Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five and Prince Louis, two, quizzed David Attenborough over his favourite animals in the sweet clip. 13Prince George asked David Attenborough about extinct animals in the clip 13Princess Charlotte, who is five, told the environmentalist she liked spiders 13Little Prince Louis then asked Sir David about his favourite animals Shy Princess Charlotte even revealed she loved spiders in the sweet home video - while little Louis stole the show as he asked Sir David about his favourite animals. Eldest Prince George was first up in the video, with the future king asking the naturalist: "Hello David Attenborough, what animal do you think will become extinct next?" Sir David then replied: "Well let's hope there won't be any because there are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction - we can protect them. "About 40 years ago I was with some mountain...
    FOR arachnophobes, Huntsman spiders are the stuff of nightmares - eight-legged monsters that eat cockroaches and grow up to a FOOT in length. We take a look at the plate-sized spiders and examine if they can be found in the UK, whether or not they bite, and if they can kill you. 3 The plate-sized spiders hunt for their food and feast on a diet of lizards and insectsCredit: Arnyard Bett's Rescue/Facebook What are Huntsman spiders and how big do they get? Huntsman spiders are renowned for the enormous size, with males able to achieve a leg span of between 10 and 12 inches. They are sometimes called giant crab spiders or wood spiders because they like to live in woody areas such as forests, sheds, and woodpiles. Huntsman spiders are members of the Sprassidae of which there are more than 1,000 species. They live in warm tropical climates across the world in places such as Australasia, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Mediterranean Basin. They are common in Australia but have been introduced accidentally to parts of the USA,...
    Australians have been warned to keep an eye out for dangerous spiders as the mercury begins to rise ahead of summer.  Lauren Merritt from Darwin, was horrified to see almost 20 venomous mouse spiders lying on the bottom of her pool last week.   Experts have urged residents to keep a distance from the unwanted visitors explaining that while many were found underwater, most were likely still alive.   Lauren Merritt spotted up to 20 mouse spiders lying in her pool in Darwin last week While the spiders are small in size experts have warned bites can be severely painful and can cause illness in small children  Julian Bracewell from Pest2Kill, a pest control company in Sydney's eastern suburbs said September to May was their busiest season for spider sightings. He said it was common for Mouse spiders to fall into swimming pools, but warned the creatures can usually survive. 'They're not always dead, they can stay alive for quite some time  - up to 24 hours,' Mr Bracewell told Daily Mail Australia. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    ARE you terrified of spiders and want to find a way of stopping them entering your home? A mum has shared how she swears by peppermint oil and claims she hasn’t seen one since she started the technique.  2A woman took to Facebook to share how she swears by peppermint oil in eliminating spiders from her homeCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook Taking to Facebook, she shared how she adds peppermint oil to her diffusers to banish the eight-legged crawlies from her home.  She wrote on Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas: “Can I just say if you haven't already tried this then you really must now.  “Do you hate spiders coming into your house? I have the best solution ever!!  “£10.75 for a 30ml bottle of peppermint oil from Holland and barret, couple of drop in my defuser and no more spiders.” 2The woman claims she hasn't had a spider in her home since using the oilCredit: Getty - Contributor She added that you should use the DIY method with caution around children and animals and always keep out of...
    A MIRACLE moggy accidentally locked inside a shipping container for two months survived by eating SPIDERS and licking condensation off the walls. Twelve-year-old Monty used up several of his nine lives after he became trapped for more than eight weeks at an industrial yard in Helston, Cornwall. 5Monty became trapped inside a shipping container for two monthsCredit: CornwallLive/BPM 5He was finally rescued by workers at an industrial yard in Helston, CornwallCredit: CornwallLive/BPM Monty’s devastated owners, Beverley and Paul Chapman, had given up hope of ever seeing their beloved tabby again. But after a passerby heard him crying inside the steel unit at Helston Gunsmiths Trading Estate he was finally rescued. Although he had lost two thirds of a his body weight, his owners believe his bug diet kept him alive. Beverley said: “We think there must have been condensation inside the unit which he licked and maybe he ate spiders. "We can’t think how else he would have survived." They revealed it’s not unusual for their moggy to go walkabout but this time it was different. Beverley told Cornwall Live:...
    Deep in the Amazon jungle, the tiny slingshot spider soars through the air at lightning speed to capture its prey. Launching from a spring-like web, it can accelerate 4,300 feet per second squared -over 100 times faster than a cheetah.  Velocities of 13 feet per second subject the world's fastest spider to roughly 130 the acceleration of gravity (gs), or more than 13 times what fighter pilots can endure before passing out. Scientists studying the mechanics of this daredevil arachnid believe unlocking how its web silk can store so much energy could lead to it being used as a power source for tiny robots and other devices. Scroll down for video  Slingshot spiders build three-dimensional conical webs with a tension line attached to the center. When they see their prey, they let go and are launched into the air with dizzying speed Slingshot spiders, known by the scientific genus name Theridiosomatid, build three-dimensional conical webs with a tension line attached to the center.  Their acrobatics have been observed as far back as the 1930s, but scientists couldn't really explain the mechanics...
    SPIDERS are among the creatures most people feel uncomfortable sharing their house with. They particularly thrive in mild weather and seem to always find a way to enter your home. But how can you get rid of them? 5Spiders thrive in mild weatherCredit: Getty Images - Getty Why do spiders come into our houses? Spiders tend to flock to shelter in late summer and early autumn to find a mate and prepare for the winter. As days become shorter and the weather gets colder, they tend to enter houses to look for somewhere warm to stay. They usually seek out white walls and surfaces so they can stand out to potential mates. Spiders lay eggs which hatch into miniature spiders and then grow (after shedding their skins several times) into the adults, according to Pest UK. The female spider in all species is larger and heavier than the male. Many spiders have acute vision, especially the ‘Hunting ‘spiders that stalk their prey. 5A false widow spiderCredit: Getty Images - Getty How do I get rid of spiders? Requests for...
    New York — After the claim to the NFL Redskins, the team is willing to discuss modifying its nickname. Although Chief Wahoo’s image has already been removed from the club, it is part of a tradition spanning more than 100 years. Photo:David Maxwell / . The Cleveland Indians “They will determine the best way forward” with respect to the name of their team, after sectors of society have asked to change it, amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice. Cleveland’s ninth report comes after the NFL team, the Washington Redskins announced that they will “undergo a thorough review” of their nickname amid pressure from their own sponsors. “We are committed to having a positive impact on our community and assume our responsibility to promote social justice and equality“The club mentions in a statement published on social networks. pic.twitter.com/NUM5GYvlwe – Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 4, 2020 “We have had continuous discussions within the organization on this topic. Recent disturbances in our community and in our country they have only stressed the need for...
    A new species of velvet spider has been named after actor and animal rights activist Joaquin Phoenix for his role in the 2019 film 'Joker.' The creature was discovered in Iran and given its name due to the male's abdominal pattern that resembles the famous facial makeup worn by Phoenix in the movie. Named Loureedia phoenixi, the spider has black thin hair on the majority of its body with a bright red line down its back and white spots at each tip. All other species of velvet spiders have been located in Morocco and Spain to Israel, this newly discovered one is the first found living outside of the Mediterranean. The spider was discovered in Iran and given its name due to male's abdominal pattern that resembles the famous facial makeup worn by Phoenix in the movie. Named Loureedia phoenixi, the spider has black thin hair on the majority of its body with a bright red line down its back and white spots at each tip Velvet spiders are typically found in Eurasia and parts of Africa. Their hair...
    (CNN Business)Welcome back to the workweek. Did you zone out staring at YouTube for a few hours? It's OK, I won't tell. Here's all the business news you might have missed while in your "meeting."5 THINGS YOU CAN SEND ME THAT ARE NOT SPIDERS Today we learned that six former eBay employees have been accused of sending threatening messages — as well as unsolicited boxes of creepy crawlies — to a couple that ran a news site that was critical of the company. Look: I get it. Journalists aren't here to make your company look good and that may make you angry. So if you start to feel the need to express your displeasure with anything herein, please consult this handy list. Things that are appropriate to send to journalists:Read MoreEmail (classic)DMsSinging telegrams (creepy, but presumably harmless)Letters (a throwback, I love it!)Good vibesThings that are very inappropriate to send to anyone but are things these former eBay employees allegedly sent to the plaintiffs in this case and will haunt my dreams forever: CockroachesFly larvaeThreatsA mask meant to look like a...
    (CNN)Six former eBay employees face charges for cyberstalking and tampering with evidence after, according to federal prosecutors, they harassed a Boston-area couple who ran a news site that was at times critical of the company.The former employees are accused of sending threatening messages to the couple, as well as unsolicited packages including a mask meant to look like a bloody pig, fly larvae, live spiders and a box of cockroaches. According to court documents, they also posted the couple's address to Craigslist and invited singles, couples and swingers to knock on their door "any time of day or night." Prosecutors also accused several of the former employees of flying from California to the couple's home in Massachusetts to "surveil" them, and even of attempting to break into their garage to install a GPS tracker on their vehicle.The couple, who are not named in the complaint, run a news site devoted to covering ecommerce, including companies such as eBay (EBAY) and Amazon (AMZN), that is sometimes critical of the companies, US Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said at a press conference...
    Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday. The employees plotted to terrify the Massachusetts couple that ran the newsletter with threatening messages and deliveries, like a funeral wreath and a bloody pig face Halloween mask, because executives were enraged about its coverage of the company, Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said. “This was a determined, systematic effort by senior employees of a major company to destroy the lives of a couple in Natick all because they published content that company executives didn’t like. For a while they succeeded, psychologically devastating these victims for weeks as they desperately tried to figure out what was going on and stop it,” Lelling told reporters. James Baugh, of San Jose, California, who was eBay’s senior director of safety & security, and David Harville, of New York City, was eBay’s director of global resiliency, are charged with conspiracy...
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