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  • Spiders from Mars
    Spiders from Mars
    Alert readers know that October is home to my favorite holiday of the year. That’s right, Columbus Day.Just kidding. Of course it’s Halloween.But I’m getting a little fed up with of the old stand-by scary icons of Halloween....
  • Brown Recluse Spider
    6,000 Venomous spiders infest Missouri home
    A couple in Weldon Spring, MO. may finally bid their uninvited guests farewell this week. If all goes well, the 4,500 to 6,000 brown recluse spiders that have taken up residence in their home may meet their maker as 200 pounds of sulfuryl fluoride...
  • brown recluse spoder
    Brown Recluse spiders swarm home, forcing couple out
    After a family bought their dream home for $450,000, it didn't take long before they found out they had a problem on their hands. Their problem was, their home was infested with thousands of brown recluse spiders. Brown recluse spiders are...
  • Granddaddy Long Leg
    Busting the myth of the granddaddy long leg spiders
    According to answers.com,Pholcus Phalangioides, commonly known as daddy long legs, cellar spider, or skull spider, is a species of spiders belonging to the Pholcidae family. It is a synantropic species, which can be often found in human houses. It...
  • Natural Help in the Garden
    A Natural Hand in the Garden
    With organic gardening becoming the norm in more and more gardens, it only seems natural to let the tiny creatures of the garden assist you with some of your gardening chores. Ever wonder what Earthworms do to your soil? Should you try and get rid...
  • Review: Bound by Flame burns out
    Review: Bound by Flame burns out
    Focus Home Interactive's Bound by Flame is an inspired, ambitious game from French developer Spiders. But while it clearly carries a torch for the best games in its class, it ultimately flickers out -- and burns you in the process.The world is...
  • Spider imagery is often featured on Halloween decorations.
    Facts about spiders
    Spiders are eight-legged arachnids that are best known for their ability to build nests. A common misconception is that spiders are insects but they are actually “arachnids” and, therefore, in their own category. Scorpions, ticks and...
  • Ancient discovery of arachnids startles scientists
    Ancient arachnids discovery of Daddy long leg spider shocks scientists
    It seems ancient arachnids are not what they are cut out to be after all. New research suggests daddy long spiders had more eyes than previously though. Scientists in eastern France published results from a recent study of a 305-million-year-old...
  • Update: Ancient arachnids fossil research yields a rather shocking discovery
    Update: Ancient arachnids fossil research yields a rather shocking discovery
    A group of researchers studying a 305 million-year-old ancient arachnid fossil stumbled across an amazing discovery. The findings, which were published in the journalCurrent Biology, revealed that ancient arachnids (specifically harvestmen)had two...
  • New Armored Spiders
    New armored spiders: New species of armored spiders discovered in Chinese caves
    New armored spiders were discovered lurking about in caves, but spider-haters can rest easy – the armored arachnids are deep-dwellers within Chinese caverns. The armored spiders, part of the Tetrablemmidae family, are identifiable by the...
  • New armored spiders: Spiders with ‘body armor’ discovered luring in dark caves
    New armored spiders: Spiders with ‘body armor’ discovered luring in dark caves
    New armored spiders that were recently discovered by scientists are amazing since the spiders have plates with complex patterns covering their abdomens. The plates, which resemble that of body armor is the reason why the spiders of the...
  • New armored spiders found: Researchers in China make an interesting discovery
    New armored spiders found: Researchers in China make an interesting discovery
    New armored spidersspecies were recently found lurking in the darkness of the caves in southeastern China, and scientists have described the discovery of the five new spider species as quite an intriguing find. The study has been published in the...
  • Spider venom used in new painkiller medicine
    New painkiller: Spider venom a new drug ingredient? Tarantula toxins now tested
    Spider venom as a new painkiller? Yes, indeed, as health experts are saying that tarantula venom may be an essential ingredient in upcoming drugs that can serve as an effective — not to mention safe — painkiller for human patients. Fox...
  • Saint Joseph's win streak ends against Richmond
    Saint Joseph's win streak comes to an end at Richmond
    Despite Saint Joseph's having won 9 of their last 10 games, many Hawk fans were still skeptical because they felt most of their wins had come against sub-par competition.Saturday was a perfect chance to prove those doubters wrong as the Hawks...
  • Entomologists discover spiders that use dead bugs and debris to build statues
    Entomologists discover spiders that use dead bugs and debris to build statues
    The Wired Science website reports a story about a unique species of spiders that reside in Peru and the Philippines. Scientists have discovered an artistic spider that builds spider sculptures from dead insects and debris. Scientists will need...