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Why Male Black Widow Spiders Twerk for Survival

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Male black widow spiders are taking a page out Miley Cyrus' book, twerking to alert potential mates of their presence.

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Panic in Northeast India Over Spider Invasion

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AP (June 7, 2012) — Biting spiders are causing panic in northeastern India. But health authorities say two people who died may have been killed by the treatment they received after being bitten, rather than the venom from the spiders.
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RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

RAW VIDEO: Spider Invasion Closes School in UK

AP (Oct. 23, 2013) — The Dean Academy, a secondary school in Gloucestershire, England was closed on Wednesday to deal with an infestation of venomous false widow spiders. The school says no one has been bitten by the creepy crawlies. (Oct. 23)
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How Much Is a Wild Cheetah Worth?

How Much Is a Wild Cheetah Worth? (Apr. 19, 2013) — One of the world's preeminent wildlife photographers, Frans Lanting, talks about his latest project documenting cheetahs in Africa and Iran, and why these speedy animals are now in a race for survival.
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Fossilized Arthropod Has Spider-Like Brain

Fossilized Arthropod Has Spider-Like Brain

Newsy (Oct. 17, 2013) — A fossil more than 500 million years old of the best-preserved nervous system ever found shows spiders and scorpions had related ancestors.
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