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Apr 2, 2015 09:15 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
The tarantula is a fast-moving spider, but it's not always a coordinated one, a new study finds.
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.
Mar 4, 2015 10:20 AM ET // AFP
In lab-dish tests, seven compounds obtained from venom blocked a protein crucial for transmitting the sensation of pain to the human brain.
Mar 2, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin' have been discovered in Australia.
Feb 10, 2015 04:33 AM ET
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.
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 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 →
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