Thursday, July 20, 2006

Links: 7.20.06: science!

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."
Jumping spider #4
 
 
 

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