Spiders

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Tarantula in Black: Dark, Hairy Spider Named After Johnny Cash
February 4th, 2016
Tarantulas take a starring role in a new study that reorganizes their group, reclassifying the majority of 55 known tarantula species and adding 14 new ones.
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Hundreds of Tiny Bugs Are Probably Hiding in Your Home
January 19th, 2016
You are likely sharing your home with hundreds of unseen arthropods — tiny accidental "squatters" that aren't pests at all.
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Not So Precious: Eyeless 'Smeagol' Arachnid Discovered in Underground Lair
The Smeagol arachnid.
November 18th, 2015
In a deep, dank cave in Brazil, a pale, blind creature lurks, never venturing out to feel the sun.
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Tarantula Photos: Gallery of 'Eight-Legged Teddy Bears'
tarantula, new species
February 4th, 2016
Tarantulas star in a new study that describes 14 new species living in deserts, mountains, and backyard habitats in the southwestern United States.
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Photos: 15 Insects and Spiders That May Share Your Home
Carpet beetle, indoor arthropods
January 19th, 2016
A great variety of multi-legged creatures share our homes, and many of them aren't pests at all.
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DIY Halloween Costumes: 7 Geeky Getups for Any Party
Doc Brown costume.
October 27th, 2015
There's still time to assemble an appropriately geeky getup in time for this weekend's festivities.
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An Arachnid Dracula? Rare, Red-Fanged Spider Is Uncovered
The female funnel-web spider, with blood-red fangs, rears up on a ready-to-strike position.
September 4th, 2015
A one-of-a-kind spider from Down Under looks more like a Transylvania transplant than an Aussie, thanks to its red fangs.
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Spider Shows Off His Big Paddle to Woo Mates
paddle oar
January 22nd, 2016
A new spider species wiggles its enormous paddle appendage in order to woo mates, research reveals.
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Cobwebs Hold Genetic Secrets About Spiders and Their Prey
A black widow and cricket in a web.
November 25th, 2015
An empty spider web isn't a mystery; it's a clue.
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Arachtober in Action: Amazing Photos of Spiders from Around the World
A tiny green jumping spider.
October 22nd, 2015
It's October, and that can mean only one thing: Time to share awesome spider pictures on social media.
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