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“arachnids”

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.
Dec 13, 2012 03:00 AM ET
100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Found in Amber