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.
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.
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.
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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