Spiders Archive
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.
05 October 2010, 02:05 PM ET
Two month long expeditions to New Guinea turn up almost 200 new species.
24 September 2010, 04:52 AM ET
Here's the secret to the web's supercharged toughness.
03 September 2010, 02:03 AM ET
Carnivorous plants and spiders may compete for insects in the wild.
02 August 2010, 01:01 PM ET
Male spiders can be tens of times smaller and weigh one hundredth of what their female counterparts weigh, and new research shows that these size differences may be in part due to a spider behavior called bridging.
29 July 2010, 08:23 AM ET
Unlock spider silk secrets can open the door to better brain implants, new drug-delivery systems, and degradable and flexible electronics.
13 May 2010, 04:50 AM ET
A spider that only eats ants is choosy about what body parts of its prey it devours based on their nutritional value, a new study suggests.