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.
It has been an interesting year of discovery in the world of creepy crawlies and many-legged critters.
Insects and other creepy crawlies have extremely long family histories. Here are some bugs with impressively long lineages.
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
A lot of the fear surrounding spiders is based on myths, not facts, according to the experts who study these eight-legged creatures.
Famed for its excellent vision and pouncing skills, has long been an enigma to neurobiologists.
These spiders have super leg-spans and cunning attitudes to match their size.
Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi), the colossal arachnid is the world's largest spider.
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