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.
A spider that combs and pulls its silk to create sticky filaments could inspire a way to make long, strong nanofibers.
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 →
If you think you've gotten some weird holiday presents, learn what other animals give as gifts.
It has been an interesting year of discovery in the world of creepy crawlies and many-legged critters.
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