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July 26, 2019


Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University ran a study that found we share our houses with more than 500 kinds of arthropods.

July 11, 2019


The Slingshot Spider

In 2019, researchers discovered a tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest that has a behavior that’s surprisingly similar to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.

April 24, 2019


Spider Milk

Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.

December 4, 2018


How Do Spiders Fly?

Scientists are studying how spiders do the behavior known as, “ballooning.” Ballooning is when spiders, using their silk, fly in the air.

June 12, 2018


Vampiric Spiders

Did you know that some spiders, East African jumping spiders, that is, don't just have an appetite for meat, but for blood as well?

September 27, 2017


An adult, male Thiodina puerpera (Jumping Spider).

The Dramatic Love Life Of A Male Jumping Spider

Male jumping spiders perform elaborate dances to entice mates.

August 15, 2016


Are you afraid of big spiders?

Where Are The Giant Spiders?

Insects don't have internal bones the way people do: their hard supporting structures are all on the outside, and need to be rebuilt as the insect grows.

August 4, 2016


Ants and other insects have

Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University discovered we share our houses with hundreds of different arthropod species.

February 29, 2016


Selenops spider

Sky-Diving Spiders

Scientists discover a spider that can survive 80-foot drops, no strings attached.

May 8, 2014


Are you more afraid of spiders, or are you more afraid of snakes?

Snakes And Spiders

Learn about phobias to snakes and spiders on this edition of A Moment of Science.

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