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Mar 18, 2015 08:50 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Arachnids optimize the size, strength and stickiness of their webs for catching whatever prey is around.
Mar 4, 2015 10:20 AM ET // AFP
In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain.
Mar 2, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin' have been discovered in Australia.
Feb 10, 2015 04:33 AM ET
Set aside your fears, arachnophobes, and check out our collection of downright strange spiders. See what tricks these special creatures use to keep themselves safe and fool their prey into making fatal missteps.
Dec 20, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Discovery News
It has been an interesting year of discovery in the world of creepy crawlies and many-legged critters.
Nov 6, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Insects and other creepy crawlies have extremely long family histories. Here are some bugs with impressively long lineages.
Nov 3, 2014 03:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
Oct 30, 2014 12:25 PM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
A lot of the fear surrounding spiders is based on myths, not facts, according to the experts who study these eight-legged creatures.
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