Turns Out, Spiders Use Electricity to Fly

Apparently some species of spiders can fly… and it turns out they don’t even need the wind to do it.

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Sources:
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30693-6
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/03/26/206334
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/watch-ballooning-spider-take-flight
http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2018/04/19/guest-post-ballooning-spiders/
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1309.4731v1.pdf

Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xysticus_audax_tiptoeing.ogv
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ballooning_spiderlings.jpg

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