Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First loading...
Tick Wrapped in Spider Silk Found Trapped in Amber—A First
The unlucky creature is now a boon to scientists studying the evolution of arachnid behavior.
How Scientists Taught a Spider to Jump on Demand loading...
How Scientists Taught a Spider to Jump on Demand
The spider, named Kim, is helping researchers understand the biomechanics needed to make jumping micro-robots.
World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us loading...
World’s Oldest Known Spider Dies at 43, With Lesson for Us
A trapdoor spider in Australia spent decades tending a small burrow—a life people can learn from, scientists say.
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See How Spiders Fly Around The World On Their Silk
By releasing a silky sail, the crawlers can “balloon” far distances—sometimes over entire oceans. See how they catch the wind.
Why This Ancient Spider Had A Tail loading...
Why This Ancient Spider Had A Tail
The researchers say the tailed proto-spider could still scuttle across the forest floors in Myanmar today.
Probably The Deadliest Thing You Will See All Week loading...
Probably The Deadliest Thing You Will See All Week
People with arachnophobia, look away now.
The Mystery of the Wandering Daddy Longlegs loading...
The Mystery of the Wandering Daddy Longlegs
This article was published in 2007 on National Geographic's blog Phenomena.
Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By A Nine-Year-Old loading...
Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By A Nine-Year-Old
The child and his family were on their way to a hike when they encountered a gruesome side of nature.
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Why This Spider Has A Cartoonish Butt
A Pikachu-shaped abdomen may help this spider catch them all.
This Spider Isn’t From Mars—So Why Is It Named for David Bowie? loading...
This Spider Isn’t From Mars—So Why Is It Named for David Bowie?
A Beyoncé fly, a Trump moth, and more: learn why some species are named for famous figures.
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