Today I'm scouring the science blogs I neglected on my week of vacation.
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider - fascinating article on jumping spiders, their vision and astonishingly sophisticated behaviour. I've always had the impression that jumping spiders were uncannily self-aware. Found from article here.
"It is clear to us that when we look into Portia's dark, bulging eyes, the lights are on, somebody's at home, and a lot more than an eight-legged automaton is staring back."