8-Legged Beasts: Incredible Spider Photos from Live Science Readers
Elvis jumping spider
October 21st, 2014
Spiders — whether you abhor them or adore them, you certainly can't ignore them. We asked our readers to send us their coolest arachnid photos, and they happily obliged.
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Goliath Birdeater: Images of a Colossal Spider
goliath birdeater spider
October 17th, 2014
Imagine a spider as big as a child's forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That's how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world's largest spider — can be.
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Photos: Drone Reveals Killer Whales
photos of killer whales
October 21st, 2014
A tiny drone has captured stunning images of a killer whale pod, revealing which whales are pregnant and malnourished.
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Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest
goliath birdeater spider
October 17th, 2014
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
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Eyeless Swimmer: Bizarre Primitive Animal Is Your Cousin
Fossils of a weird eyeless creature called a vetulicolian have been discovered on Kangaroo Island in Australia.
October 17th, 2014
Strange vetulicolians were among the earliest animals on Earth. Now, researchers find an anatomical surprise that puts these creatures in their place on the tree of life.
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Giant, Extinct Kangaroos Probably Didn't Hop
Extinct kangaroo cartoon
October 15th, 2014
The ancestors of modern-day kangaroos, giant marsupials with rabbitlike faces, may have walked upright on two feet, sans any hopping, a new study finds.
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Video: Killer Whales Caught in Stunning Drone Footage
photos of killer whales
October 21st, 2014
A population of killer whales has been captured playing, chasing prey and socializing in gorgeous video taken by a tiny unmanned drone.
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If Sharks Feel Pain, Why Are They Not Better Protected? (Op-Ed)
sharks, shark week, endangered species
October 17th, 2014
When a shark is caught for sport, it often dies from its injuries — why are sharks not protected the way other animals are?
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Photos: Strange, Eyeless Creatures from the Cambrian Period
Fossils of a weird eyeless creature called a vetulicolian have been discovered on Kangaroo Island in Australia.
October 17th, 2014
Fossils of bizarre, figure-8 shaped creatures called vetulicolians that lived during the Cambrian Period have now been discovered. And they are our cousins.
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