A Spider’s Deception

No not politicians but real spiders,  If you find this kind of thing amazing and wonderful, why do you suppose you do?  Don’t forget the mind boggling complexity of producing silk to begin with (from another Wired article).

Part of the reason it’s so hard to generate spider silk in the lab is that it starts out as a liquid protein that’s produced by a special gland in the spider’s abdomen. Using their spinnerets, spiders apply a physical force to rearrange the protein’s molecular structure and turn it into solid silk.

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