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A Spider Across The Room Can 'Hear' You, Study Finds

News : The Two-Way

"Based on what we know, this shouldn't be happening, but it definitely is," Harvard fellow Paul Shamble says. The researchers' finding changes what we know about how spiders experience the world.

Brazil’s Spiders Not Confined to Rainforests, Zoos and Nightmares

Sports : The Daily Fix - WSJ.com

So much for Brazil’s big spiders being confined to rainforests, zoos and nightmares. Ben Halloran, a forward in Australia’s World Cup squad, posted a picture of a large spider lurking in his hotel room in Vitoria, along with the bri...

Spiders can hear you walking and talking from across the room

Biology / Zoology : New Scientist: Zoologger

Even though they lack ears, it seems that spiders can “hear” everyday sounds up to several metres away with their leg hairs

That jumping spider can hear you from across the room

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

According to the standard textbooks, spiders are acutely sensitive to airborne vibrations from nearby sources. That is, they are supposed to respond to sounds and "hear," but only when the sound is coming from a few centimeters or s...

Jumping spiders can hear sound without eardrums

Academics / Biology : EurekAlert: Biology

(Binghamton University) There really is a 'spider sense.' With help from Binghamton University's Ron Miles, researchers found that despite not having ears -- or ear drums -- jumping spiders can perceive airborne sound.

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