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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 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 15, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Megan Gannon, Live Science News Editor
One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
May 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Toothy barbs are perfectly suited for piercing the skeletons of prey and delivering a kiss of venom, a new study finds.
Apr 21, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Agata Blaszczak Boxe, LiveScience
Whether hobo spider bites are toxic to people has been a matter of debate, but a new study suggests the spider's venom may be less harmful thought.
Dec 10, 2013 05:10 AM ET
Snakes are pretty incredible animals, the poisonous ones even more so. Trace explains how snakes evolved to become venomous, and why they must keep evolving this tool to keep their deadly reputation.
Oct 24, 2013 06:00 PM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Fiercely carnivorous mice that attack and kill deadly scorpions feel no pain from their prey's sting, and new research reveals why.
Jul 20, 2011 07:56 AM ET // Tim Wall
What's driven vipers to evolve a deadly venom? A need to defend themselves against opossums.
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