the green room

Sand, simulations, and sticky spiders.

Why don’t spiders stick to their own webs? The answer may surprise you, along with the myriad of unexpected (and sometimes sexual) functions of a spider’s web. We uncover a 1970s computer simulation that suggests that even selfish organisms can work together to sustain life on our planet. And over to you, Jamaica, where 500 truckloads of sand were stolen in the greatest beach heist of all time.