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Spiders don't have ears - but they can still hear you coming

Some find spiders and their hairy legs terrifying. But research has shown those hairs are so sensitive they can detect human speech from several metres away They are creepy, crawly and, for some, a source of irrational fear. Now scientists have found that spiders can hear you from across a room. The discovery came as a surprise because, technically, spiders do not have ears.
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