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The Smaller the Spider the Larger its Brain

New research indicates that the smaller the spider, the larger its brain.  William Eberhard, a biologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Costa Rica, recently studied nine species of spiders in which the largest weighed 400,000 times (10+05) as much as the smallest.  He found that in the tiniest spiders, “…the central nervous systems [...]

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