Spiders

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Cloudy with a Chance of Arachnids? 'Spider Rain' Explained
Spider suspended against a blue sky.
May 15th, 2015
Millions of tiny spiders recently fell from the sky in Australia, alarming residents whose properties were covered with the creepy critters and mounds of their silky threads.
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Tarantulas Have 2 Left Feet When It's Hot
Tarantula spider
April 1st, 2015
The tarantula is a fast-moving spider, but it's not always a coordinated one, a new study finds. As the arachnid increases its speed, it also loses some of its coordination, becoming a "little wonky," researchers said.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Among 5 New Species Uncovered
costa rican frog
May 1st, 2015
The planet is crawling with critters, but scientists are meeting some of them only just now.
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Why Black Widow Spider Venom Is So Potent
A female black widow spider, spiders, spider bites, venom
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
spiders, arachnids, arachnophobia, toxicity, deadliest spider
December 9th, 2014
How much do you know about creepy and crawly spiders?
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A Few of the Amazing Spiders I've Met (Photos)
Cameroon Red Tarantula
April 10th, 2015
If spiders make your hair crawl, what do you think about hairy spiders?
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