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The ungentle joy of spider sex

Enlarge / Look carefully into the spider’s two largest eyes and you can see internal structures similar to the ones that we’ve evolved. (credit: Emre…

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Some male spiders tie up females before sex so they don’t get eaten alive

Spider cannibalism — the tendency for female spiders to eat their mates during or after sex — is fairly common knowledge at this point. There’s…

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Fascinating time-lapse security cam footage of a spider spinning a web

There are many time-lapse security cam clips around of spiders building webs but this one is particularly striking to me because of the angle, lighting,…

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Three young brothers made a black widow spider bite them, hoped to become Spider-Man

In Chayanta, Bolivia, three brothers, ages 12, 10 and 8, came upon a black widow spider while herding goats. They poked at the spider until…

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Pick your poison: Scientists develop opioid alternative using VENOM from ‘extremely aggressive’ spider

Scientists in Australia have made a significant if somewhat strange breakthrough in the development of non-addictive, but equally effective, alternative painkillers to opioids… by using…

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Newly Discovered Widow Spider Lays Bright Purple Eggs

Scientists have discovered a spider living in South Africa that’s truly a sight to behold. The arachnids feature a scarlet, exclamation mark-shaped blotch on their…

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