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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 13, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
An insect-eating plant proves that evolved strategies can sometimes be just as effective as thinking through problems.
Jan 9, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Discovery News
A museum volunteer got an amazing surprise when he came upon the rare creature, just emerged from its chrysalis.
Jan 8, 2015 09:45 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The Dohrniphora flies quickly guillotine their prey with a long, sawlike proboscis, always targeting injured ants to avoid becoming dinner themselves.
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 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 17, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Anna Salleh, ABC Science Online
A starving female mantis is better than her well-fed counterparts at using pheromones to attract males, new research suggests.
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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