Arachnids optimize the size, strength and stickiness of their webs for catching whatever prey is around.
In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain.
Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin' have been discovered in Australia.
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.
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