Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.

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Fossil Reveals Secrets of One of Nature’s Most Mysterious Reptiles

The specimen shows that modern tuataras found in New Zealand are little changed from ancestors that lived 190 million years.

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At Mating Time, These Ants Carry Their Young Queen to a Neighbor’s Nest

The royal matchmaking service may help these insects avoid inbreeding.

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250 Million Years Ago, They Hibernated at the Bottom of the World

In the tusks of creatures that lived before dinosaurs, paleontologists found signs of hibernation-like metabolism.

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