On Thursday, Recovery.gov, which tracks stimulus spending, tweeted out a link to a taxpayer-funded study at the University of Colorado.
The study was awarded a $55,000 grant as part of the nearly $800 billion 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was passed to restart the economy and create jobs.
According to Recovery.gov's record of the grant: "The major goals of this project are to determine which wavelengths of light induce fluorescence in spiders, to quantify the wavelengths of light emitted, to measure how brightly spiders fluoresce, to map body regions where fluorescence occurs, and to asce."
Fluorescence. Wavelengths. In Spiders.
So yeah, happy Halloween.
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