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Mar 27, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Traits associated with butterflies, lobsters and spiders are all present in a newly found super ancient creature that gave rise to these and other modern species. Continue reading →
Mar 18, 2015 08:50 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
Arachnids optimize the size, strength and stickiness of their webs for catching whatever prey is around.
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 →
Nov 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some spiders are such ant wanna-be's that they resemble, act like, and hang out with ants, even forming mini colonies to foil ant-hating predators.
Nov 3, 2014 03:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
The news might come as a surprise to New Englanders, who didn't think this local spider's bite had any effect on humans.
Aug 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Bigger, beefier spiders are emerging because, as a new study has found, some spiders love city and suburban living. Continue reading →
May 29, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A spider has evolved a successful way to avoid being bothered: it masquerades as an unsavory pile. Continue reading →
May 6, 2014 06:38 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Check out the gymnastic-like moves of the "somersault spider," the world's only known spider to move via backsprings. Continue reading →
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