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For decades now, scientists have been dosing spiders with various drugs to see how their web-building capabilities were affected. The grandfather of this proud tradition was British pharmacologist Peter Witt, who introduced his experiments in a 1954 Scientific American article. "The delicate pattern of the finished web is the result of a precise and complicated pattern of movements […]
The aughts were a dark decade for the United States. There were large-scale terrorist attacks, two major wars, and three animal-related pandemics (bird, cow, pig). And entertainment wasn’t light either — the Saw franchise ran from 2004 to 2010, and The Human Centipede, the holy grail of gross-out cinema, came out in 2009. There was also the enormous success of the spoof horror genre, which picked...