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Professor Robert Dudley has discovered a new type of nocturnal hunting spider from South America that is able to steer while it glides to the ground, unlike other spiders that just drop.
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“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said marine biologist Roy Caldwell, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology.”

“Octopuses typically pounce on their prey or poke around in holes until they find something. When this octopus sees a shrimp at a distance, it compresses itself and creeps up, extends an arm up and over the shrimp, touches it on the far side and either catches it or scares it into its other arms.”
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Professor Todd Dawson has been elected to the Union of Fellows for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his long history of work discovering the different roles trees play in hydrological and biogeochemical processes.
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