Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

Jun 23, 2014

Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

A local newspaper in Gunma Prefecture issued a special edition made of silk on Sunday to mark the Saturday listing of the Tomioka Silk Mill as a World Cultural Heritage site. The Jomo Shimbun newspaper produced 100 silk special editions measuring 50 by 40 ...

Why spider's silk is becoming man's best friend

Jan 19, 2013

Why spider's silk is becoming man's best friend

by Tim Adams

Up on the roof of professor Fritz Vollrath’s lab in the zoology department at Oxford University, there is a makeshift greenhouse in which he nurtures his favorite golden orb web spiders. Walking into the greenhouse is a little like finding yourself inside one of ...