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June 18 2014

Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates


Some of the toughest stuff in nature is spider silk as strong, ounce for ounce, as nylon. And a silk web makes a great trap for prey, as well as a nice place for a spider to live.

But scientists have learned that spiders can do something else quite extraordinary with their webs: They can "tune" them, like musical instruments.

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