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Spiders with Long Tails Found in Ancient Amber

By Jim Daley | February 5, 2018

This discovery closes a 170-million-year gap in the fossil record.

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Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt

By The Scientist Staff | January 4, 2018

Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful. 

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The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.

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Insect Cuticle Aids Spiders’ Traps

By Sandhya Sekar | June 2, 2017

Prey stick to orb-weaver spider webs because their waxy outer layers mesh with spider silk to form a matrix glue.

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Image of the Day: Better Be . . . Gryffindor!

By The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2017

Inspired by the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter series, scientists aptly dubbed this pointy spider Eriovixia gryffindori, after the fictional yet formidable wizard Godric Gryffindor.   

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Invertebrates “All Around Us”

By Tracy Vence | June 13, 2016

Artists and scientists collaborate to highlight the importance of insects and arachnids.

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Lightning-Fast Spider Bites

By Tanya Lewis | April 8, 2016

Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 

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Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar

By Bob Grant | June 12, 2015

The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.

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The Colorful World of Spiders

By Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015

Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.

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Spiders Fill the Brazilian Sky

By Kate Yandell | February 12, 2013

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

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