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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Slashdot - 9 hours 49 min ago
Freshly Exhumed writes A bizarre and oddly beautiful display of spider webs have been woven across a large field along a walking trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. "Well it's acres and acres; it's a sea of web," said Allen McCormick. Prof. Rob Bennett, an expert on spiders who works at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC, Canada, said tiny, sheet-web weaver spiders known as Erigoninae linyphiidae most likely left the webs. Bennett said the spiders cast a web net to catch the wind and float away in a process known as ballooning. The webs in the field are the spiders' drag lines, left behind as they climb to the top of long grass to be whisked away by the wind. Bennett said it's a mystery why these spiders take off en masse.

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Oracle to axe over 450 jobs in Euro support centres – sources

El Reg - 9 hours 54 min ago
Database giant declines to comment

Exclusive  Oracle is rumoured to be closing all its European support centres with less than 100 staff - a move that could affect hundreds of employees.…

Apple to push Beats Music to all iPhones and iPads next year

L'Inq - 10 hours 8 min ago

Whether you like it or not


Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Spawn of Galaxy Alpha and a Note 3 unveiled

El Reg - 10 hours 24 min ago
You don't need to follow trends to be stylus

Review  My, but how time flies. It seems like only yesterday when The Reg called up and said: “Al, we’ve got this huge phone with a stylus from Samsung called the Galaxy Note. Fancy giving it a once over?” I don’t recall being that enthusiastic.…

Our system handles £130bn and it's BUST. Want the job of fixing it? Apply to UK.gov

El Reg - 11 hours 6 min ago
And you thought financial IT was scary

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has identified "technical and security vulnerabilities" in its £284.9m central benefits payment system - responsible for underpinning the much-maligned Universal Credit programme and processing 13 million payments each week, The Register can reveal.…

Giving mobile users the applications they want is child's play

El Reg - 11 hours 11 min ago
Buy in or magic up your own

Working on the move has become most people's normal way of operating. We are used to having our world in our pocket and being able to read and write emails, produce simple documents and generally stay in the corporate loop whether we are in the office, in the pub, on a train or (sadly) sitting on a beach trying to be on holiday.…

Twitter sparks privacy concerns by making all public tweets searchable

L'Inq - 11 hours 17 min ago

Your embarrassing tweets are now available for all to see


Giant bank IT cockup of 2012 'could have brought down ENTIRE financial system'

El Reg - 11 hours 24 min ago
£56m fine for blundering RBS, Ulster and Natwest

RBS, Natwest and Ulster Bank have today been hit with a £56m fine from regulators for their IT meltdowns in 2012.…

What should America turn to for web advice? That's right: GOV.UK – says ex-Obama IT guru

El Reg - 11 hours 58 min ago
Uncle Sam could learn a thing or two from Brits

Analysis  It's not the most obvious place you would expect a Silicon Valley-ite to point to as the future of the America, but Jennifer Pahlka is a big fan of the UK government's website.…

Yet more NSA officials whisper of an internal revolt over US spying. And yet it still goes on

El Reg - 12 hours 24 min ago
Drake, Binney, Snowden were not alone, report reminds us

The NSA's snooping programs aren't just controversial to the public, it seems: we're reminded other staff at the US agency also objected to prying into Americans' phone records.…

BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

Slashdot - 12 hours 24 min ago
An anonymous reader writes BitTorrent today outlined the company's plans for its file synchronization tool Sync. Next year, the company will launch Sync 2.0, finally taking the product out of beta, as well as three new paid Sync products. Ever since its debut, Sync has provided a wide variety of solutions to various problems, BitTorrent says, from distributing files across remote servers to sharing vacation photos. BitTorrent thus believes it needs to build three distinct products for each of these separate audiences, including a Pro version for $40 per year.

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CAPTCHA rapture as 'thousands' affected by seven year-old bug

El Reg - 12 hours 45 min ago
Fix committed for JQuery validation plugin demo script

A reflected cross site scripting flaw patched overnight may affect millions of websites due to a seven-year-old flaw in a jQuery validation plugin demo script used for CAPTCHA, Dutch penetration tester Sijmen Ruwhof says.…

Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP

El Reg - 13 hours 5 min ago
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
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