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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 →
Dec 23, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
If you think you've gotten some weird holiday presents, learn what other animals give as gifts.
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.
Dec 14, 2014 08:00 AM ET // Discovery News
From a puppy-sized spider to a bug bigger than your hand, 2014 was a good year for sightings of the merely big and the colossal in the animal kingdom.
Nov 21, 2014 09:31 AM ET
What do Jennifer Lopez, Ozzy Osbourne and John Lennon all have in common? It sure isn't the music, of course. All three have had newly discovered animals named after them. Trace and Joe tell us about their animal counterparts.
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.
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