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Spiders Try to Ensure Paternity

By | June 11, 2014

Male dwarf spiders deploy sperm-blocking plugs to thwart the reproductive chances of their mate’s subsequent suitors.

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Behavior Brief

By | March 27, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Gift-Wrapped

By | February 3, 2014

Female spiders prefer gifts from males to be wrapped in silk.

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Gifts During Sex Matter After

By | October 28, 2013

Female spiders prefer sperm from males with gifts, a study shows.

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Behavior Brief

By | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Spider-Man Science

By | February 27, 2013

A team of physics students in the U.K. have worked out that spider silk could be strong and tough enough to stop a moving train.

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Spiders Fill the Brazilian Sky

By | February 12, 2013

A video of the colonial arachnids taken by a local man has gone viral.

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Spider Sculpts Fake Spider

By | December 19, 2012

A putative new species of spider found in the Peruvian Amazon uses forest debris to weave sculptures that resemble a giant spider into its web.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Mite Found on Ancient Spider

By | November 9, 2011

Using CT scanning, scientists were able to visualize a tiny mite hitching a ride on a 50-million-year old spider.

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