The slingshot spider can launch itself at pray with a velocity of more than 13 feet per second. Unsuspecting mosquitoes don't stand a chance.
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Citizen scientists have helped researchers track the changing environment during the pandemic.
June 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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To compete in a warming Arctic, wolf spiders get bigger, reproduce more, and eat different foods—including other spiders.
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It is one of Europe's "best wildlife secrets" and home to unique and unusual species.
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With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.
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"...natural enemies can be more abundant when agricultural landscapes are made up of smaller farm fields." Natural enemies mean fewer pests eating crops.
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From virtual spiders to a scary fanged squirrel, here are three creepy research stories from 2019 to celebrate Halloween.
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