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August 31, 2016

Combination Therapy Cures Tick-Borne Illness in Mice

June 6, 2016 — A novel combination therapy cures an emerging infectious disease, babesiosis, which is transmitted by the same ticks that transmit the agents of Lyme disease, report researchers. This ... read more

May 18, 2016 — The net-casting spider -- which throws a silk net over its prey -- evolved two massive secondary eyes to help it catch prey that walks, a biologist has ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Why doesn't a spider's web sag in the wind or catapult flies back out like a trampoline? The answer, according to scientists, lies in the physics behind a 'hybrid' material ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Billbugs are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article sheds light on how to manage this damaging ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Flight is one of nature's greatest breakthroughs. It enables escape, dispersion, and exploration. Lacking flight keeps you grounded -- sometimes for a long time even from evolution's ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Jumping spiders are known for their excellent vision. This attribute may enable them to visually size up a potential opponent and decide whether to step away from a possible fight even before it ... read more

Invasive Crabs Changing Ecology of Narragansett Bay

Apr. 18, 2016 — The ecology of the Rhode Island shore has changed dramatically in the last two decades due to one relatively recent invader: the Asian shore ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — If you go out after a rain, you may notice spider webs glistening with water droplets. The soggy webs resemble human-made meshes for fog collection: They both have thin fibers that collect water from ... read more

The Ecological Role of Fruit Aroma

Apr. 12, 2016 — Fruits are a highly valuable source of food. They are packed with tasty and healthy nutrients and are often characterized by alluring colorful displays and an attractive aroma. Yet it is still ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Biologists have discovered that trap-jaw spiders have a surprising ability to strike their prey at lightning speed and with super-spider ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers have discovered the fossil of a 305-million-year-old arachnid, which will help scientists to understand more about the early origins of modern-day ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — More mercury than previously thought is moving from aquatic to land food webs when stream insects are consumed by spiders, a new study shows. The findings shed new light on the influence of dissolved ... read more

High Levels of Co-Infection With Pathogens and Symbionts in Ticks from the Ardennes

Mar. 17, 2016 — Ticks are small blood-feeding arachnids that can transmit diseases amongst animals and humans. Researchers studied pathogen species and bacterial symbionts in tick species Ixodes ricinus. Their ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — A biologist spent several weeks in dark caves in Puerto Rico inhabited by an estimated 300,000 bats -- many of which whizzed right by him -- as well as snakes, cockroaches and spiders. He was ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — Spiders are known to be the classic example of insectivorous predators. Zoologists have now been able to show that their diet is more diverse than expected. Their findings show that spiders like to ... read more

Dramatically Dynamic Genomic Evolution of a Mighty Mite

Mar. 10, 2016 — Sequencing and comparative analysis of the genome of the Western Orchard predatory mite has revealed intriguingly-extreme genomic evolutionary dynamics through an international research effort. In a ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Warthogs living in Uganda have learned to rid themselves of annoying ticks by seeking out the grooming services of some accommodating neighbors: a group of mongooses looking for ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Secret codes and hidden messages aren't just for computer security experts or kids passing notes in class -- animals use them too. The telltale red hourglass of the black widow spider appears ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — After a burst of work in the 1980s, it was believed that science had a sound understanding of the evolution of spiders. However, in a new study employing cutting edge bioinformatics and next ... read more

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