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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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'Base Jumping' Spider Soars from Rainforest Treetops
The "flattie" spider.
August 18th, 2015
Certain spiders have evolved a novel way of gliding through their rainforest habitat.
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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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Surprise! Newfound Venomous Spider Drops in on Scientists
The new funnel-web spider.
September 10th, 2015
Do you love surprises? What about surprises involving venomous spiders?
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Walking Dead: How Wasp Overlords Control Spider Zombies
The larva kills the host spider.
August 5th, 2015
Wasps can do a lot more than ruin a summer picnic.
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It's Raining Spiders! Weirdest Effects of California Drought
July 14th, 2015
The California drought has led to some weird side effects, from a deluge of spiders and snakes to pipes being eaten by poop.
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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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Dancing Peacock Spider Is a Web Sensation
A male Maratus personatus.
August 5th, 2015
This spider's incredible mating dance will make you swoon.
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