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How these spiders use bubbles to live underwater loading...
How these spiders use bubbles to live underwater
From boosting hunting success to breathing underwater, many animals have evolved uses for bubbles.
These spiders feed their leftovers to carnivorous plants loading...
These spiders feed their leftovers to carnivorous plants
Some carnivorous pitcher plants found in Southeast Asia harbour an eight-legged sidekick, to the benefit of both.
Hitchhikers make life difficult for Antarctic sea spiders loading...
Hitchhikers make life difficult for Antarctic sea spiders
Algae, barnacles, and more can grow on sea spiders in Antarctica. How cumbersome can these clingy companions get?
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing loading...
Climate Change Makes Spiders Bigger—And That’s a Good Thing
High temperatures make arctic wolf spiders ditch their favorite food, indirectly helping the environment.
See How Spiders Fly Around The World On Their Silk loading...
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.
How Older Widow Spiders Seduce Younger Males—And Eat Them loading...
How Older Widow Spiders Seduce Younger Males—And Eat Them
Ageing females have evolved a trick to attract males more interested in younger mates, a new study found.
Male Spiders Risk Death By Courting the Wrong Females loading...
Male Spiders Risk Death By Courting the Wrong Females
Jumping spiders go after every female they see—partially due to mistaken identity, a new study says.
50 New Spiders Discovered In Australia loading...
50 New Spiders Discovered In Australia
Spiders capable of diving, jumping, and dancing (and one the size of a human face) were among the new species discovered.
Watch Silkhenge Spiders Hatch On Video For The First Time loading...
Watch Silkhenge Spiders Hatch On Video For The First Time
There is finally footage of baby spiders hatching out of the spider egg sac known for its ‘picket fence’ enclosure.
Milking Spiders: Why Would You Want To Collect Toxic Venom? loading...
Milking Spiders: Why Would You Want To Collect Toxic Venom?
Spider milking might sound like an unpleasant activity, but the results are indispensable for molecular science.

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