Spiders

Find out everything there is to know about spiders and stay updated on the latest spider news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and spider pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating arthropod as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about spiders.
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Why Black Widow Spider Venom Is So Potent
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January 6th, 2015
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey.
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10 Things You Didn't Know About Spiders
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December 9th, 2014
How much do you know about creepy and crawly spiders?
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Which is the World's Deadliest Spider, Really?
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November 10th, 2014
Every few months, almost like clockwork, a media hype about these arachnids surfaces in the press. But we rarely find a balanced story about deadly spiders. Just how toxic are they, really?
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