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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Comic strip competition helps

Comic strip competition helps children see spiders in a more positive light

Spiders are incredible creatures that play an important part in our eco-systems, however, they are often linked to feelings of dread and disgust, resulting in them being prematurely squashed for no reason other than irrational fear. Author Jane McGee believes that spiders need to go through some Read More...

Rare spider thought extinct in

Rare spider thought extinct in the UK rediscovered at military base

After more than 27 years of being off the radar in Britain, the great fox-spider has recently been rediscovered on an undeveloped portion of a military base in Surrey, England. Great fox-spiders (Alopecosa fabrilis) are critically endangered and were feared to be extinct in the UK before a program Read More...