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Scientists have discovered spiders with tails because nightmares are real

Image: University of Kansas/KU News Service By Mark Kaufman2018-02-05 22:48:04 UTC Around 100 million years ago, oozing tree sap poured over hundreds of tiny spiders, killing and preserving the critters in hardened amber.  Recently, miners in northern Burma pulled this ancient amber out of a quarry. Chunks of it were purchased by paleontologists, who found in the amber many well-preserved spiders — some of them with long, almost scorpion-like tails.