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Spiders residing in urban areas are healthier and bigger

The study consists of a collection of 222 mature female golden orb-weaving spiders, which are commonly found in urban and natural environment. The team observed the differences in the size, weight, fat reserves and height of these spiders and compared these components with the initial data and findings.

The team discovered that these spiders have better reproductive abilities and larger bodies, compared to their relatives in the countryside.

One of the scientists – Elizabeth Lowe shared her findings with the BBS news and said; “Hard surfaces and lack of vegetation lead to the well-known ‘urban heat island’ effect, with more heat retained than in areas with continuous vegetation. The high temperature is associated with increased growth and size in invertebrates. This increase in prey would result in bigger, heavier, more fecund spiders. By gaining a better understanding of the impacts of urbanization on wildlife in cities, we can work towards creating healthy, functioning ecosystems in urban areas.”

A team of researchers spent weeks to know more about orb-weaving spiders and found some changes in the size and habitat of these spiders in Australia

A team of researchers spent weeks to know more about orb-weaving spiders and found some changes in the size and habitat of these spiders in Australia

Lowe also commented that they would continue to monitor the health and growth of these spiders for some more time, so that their firm findings would further help in the study of urban spiders in medical journals.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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