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“Insects and Arachnids”

Feb 10, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
Feb 10, 2015 08:45 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
The bees start foraging when they are too young to do the risky job, new research suggests.
Feb 2, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Karl Gruber, ABC Science Online
A study of carpenter ants examined what happens to them when they become isolated.
Jan 27, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Discovery News
A spider that combs and pulls its silk to create sticky filaments could inspire a way to make long, strong nanofibers.
Jan 9, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Discovery News
A museum volunteer got an amazing surprise when he came upon the rare creature, just emerged from its chrysalis.
Jan 8, 2015 09:45 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Dohrniphora flies quickly guillotine their prey with a long, sawlike proboscis, always targeting injured ants to avoid becoming dinner themselves.
Jan 6, 2015 12:01 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
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.
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