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Oct 21, 2014 04:55 PM ET // Richard Farrell
These spiders have super leg-spans and cunning attitudes to match their size.
Oct 20, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi), the colossal arachnid is the world's largest spider.
Aug 27, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Spiders get a personality boost from hanging out with the same group day in and day out, new research finds.
Jun 20, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Richard Farrell
A study of thousands of blacklegged ticks showed that the tiny arachnids would more often than expected deliver two diseases at once.
Jun 4, 2014 10:20 AM ET // Richard Farrell
It turns out there is a lot more to spider webs than just their super-strong mechanical properties.
May 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Toothy barbs are perfectly suited for piercing the skeletons of prey and delivering a kiss of venom, a new study finds.
Apr 12, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Paul Heltzel
Living harvestmen, more commonly called daddy longlegs, have one pair of eyes. But that wasn't the case 304 million years ago.
With a leg span of 8 inches, even scientists studying the creature are a bit freaked out by its size.
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