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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Male Spiders Must Twerk — or Be Eaten
Female and male black widow on a web
January 16th, 2014
Miley Cyrus may have made "twerking" a household word, but male black widow spiders are the real masters of the rump-jiggling dance move. These arachnids twerk their abdomens to avoid getting eaten by potential mates.
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8-Legged Nightmares? The World's 3 Deadliest Spiders
Brazilian wandering spider, spiders
April 1st, 2014
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of more people than spiders. The eight-legged beasts boast a menacing appearance, and some of them pack a deadly, poisonous bite.
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Crazy! Spider Launches Slingshot Web to Snag Prey (Video)
slingshot spider gathering silk
January 14th, 2014
A tiny, unassuming spider in the Peruvian Amazon uses its entire web as a slingshot to capture slow-moving insects such as mosquitoes.
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Female Spiders Judge Mates by Their Gift Wrap
February 3rd, 2014
For some spider suitors, the arachnid equivalent of a box of chocolates is an insect wrapped in silk. New research shows it's not just the gift but also the color of the wrapping that can seal the deal among one species.
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