Spiders Archive
05 August 2012, 09:24 AM ET
Landing on Mars, building sandcastles and a clickable Internet Map top our choices of cool science this week. See what else we found.
03 August 2012, 05:46 PM ET
There are 40,000 types of spiders in the world. All of them bite, but spider bites are rarely deadly.
25 July 2012, 08:30 AM ET
What we do know about spiders and other arachnids: They are very diverse.
24 July 2012, 12:01 PM ET
More than 43,000 spider species are known and at least that many remain undiscovered, they say. Catch a glimpse of their incredible diversity.
11 July 2012, 02:20 PM ET
Spiders can support more than 170 times their body weight before becoming unstuck from a wall.
02 July 2012, 10:21 AM ET
The brown widow spider is encroaching on black widow territory, a new study suggests.
12 June 2012, 07:01 PM ET
After ditching their genitals, male spiders get an extra dose of endurance due to their decreased body weight.
11 June 2012, 11:38 AM ET
The arachnid has fangs that are nearly as large as a cheetah's claws.
16 May 2012, 02:23 PM ET
A new study may take away one tarantula's superhero powers.
27 April 2012, 11:04 AM ET
What's your vote for the peskiest household pest?
10 April 2012, 07:01 PM ET
Shedding skin can defend against parasites.
27 January 2012, 10:11 AM ET
The thread, which has not been dyed, is the silk from the golden orb spider.
26 January 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Jumping spiders gauge distances by compared a focused image with a defocused image.
04 January 2012, 11:07 AM ET
22 November 2011, 07:13 PM ET
Orb web spiders deposit anti-ant compounds to ward off thieves
13 November 2011, 07:15 PM ET
Like paying a prostitute with counterfeit bills, male nursery web spiders sometimes pay with worthless gifts that distract the female while they mate.
29 October 2011, 08:07 AM ET
Do you know why it's bad luck for a black cat to cross your path? Read on.
19 September 2011, 10:30 AM ET
Today's GoFigure looks at the fears, anxieties and phobias that affect millions of people.
23 August 2011, 11:00 AM ET
Two ancient types of harvestmen, or daddy longlegs, which skittered around forests more than 300 million years ago, are revealed in new three-dimensional virtual fossil models.
23 August 2011, 09:59 AM ET
Two ancient types of harvestmen, or 'daddy long legs,' which skittered around forests more than 300 million years ago, are revealed in new three-dimensional virtual fossil models.
08 August 2011, 02:21 PM ET
Research indicates that male black widow spiders prefer well-nourished females.
30 June 2011, 08:00 PM ET
A tarantula's heart, revealed by an MRI.
09 June 2011, 11:26 AM ET
Check out these amazing arachnid scuba divers.
09 June 2011, 11:18 AM ET
Their underwater air bubbles can sustain them for more than a day.
23 May 2011, 12:00 PM ET
Fungi, spiders and bugs also top the list.
23 May 2011, 12:00 PM ET
Leech, bacteria, spiders and bugs top the list.
23 May 2011, 08:52 AM ET
Two Golden Orb spiders, launched on STS-134, are not lethal to humans, but can cause allergic reactions. ISS crew is studying their adaptation to micro-gravity.
20 May 2011, 02:34 PM ET
Scientists uncover the face of a fossilized spider in amber.
20 May 2011, 02:24 PM ET
Creepy-crawly spiders from around the globe.
21 April 2011, 11:46 AM ET
Stenoops peckorum is a newly discovered species of goblin spider from southern Florida likes to hunt its prey instead of catching it in its web.
15 April 2011, 04:12 PM ET
Floods in Pakistan drove spiders to build high.
28 March 2011, 12:32 PM ET
Fears come in all varieties from animal phobias to fear of closed spaces or heights.
23 February 2011, 01:01 PM ET
A creature called a walking cactus may reveal the evolution of bugs and crustaceans.
12 November 2010, 05:39 AM ET
Researchers are trying to figure out the properties of the glue-like substance that spiders deposit along the rings of silk in their webs that give the web its stickiness
27 October 2010, 02:13 AM ET
The strategy gives them a threefold advantage of becoming spider daddies.
26 October 2010, 01:15 PM ET
The bugs make like ensnared prey to catch snakes off-guard before stabbing them with their sharp mouthparts.