Sebastian Echeverri

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The amazing spider science of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

He does whatever a spider can--and it turns out, spiders can do quite a lot.

‘Zombie’ cicadas, under the influence of a fungus, are mating until death

Sex, drugs, and screaming bugs: for cicadas, zombies are real.

Inspired by snails, Penn researchers invent a reversible adhesive strong enough to hold a person

Regular superglue is permanent and unforgiving. But this one has an Undo button.

Spiders are eating things that are bigger than they are, but they're not up to humans yet

No need to travel to Australia or the Amazon to see a giant spider eating something five times its own size—some of these impressive hunters are locals. Visit Roxborough-Manayunk and you might just see a fishing spider earning its namesake.