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PHOTO: flickr.com/km6xo

Scientists studying golden orb weaver spider webs have noted that the web glue that coats the spiders’ silk strands is among the world’s strongest glues. A study reported in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules reveals two newly discovered proteins in the spider glue that could help people make glue based on “green” or “bio” products rather than on petroleum or crude oil products.