A black and white photo of a woman holding up a spider in a pair of tweezers
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939
Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939
The Spider Lady, Circa 1939

Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.

Nan Songer, a spider expert living in California, played an integral part in the Allies’ success in World War II by supplying silk for bombsights.

US military
a biosafety suit hanging in a hallway
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
Shawna Williams | Aug 6, 2019
The agency cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.
Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness
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Birds and Choppers Don’t Mix
Bob Grant | Mar 5, 2014
A new study finds that birdstrike is a huge threat to US Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force helicopters operating within the United States.