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An orb weaver hanging from its sunlit web in Hawaii. The spider is vibrantly colored with many bold patterns. These factors may contribute to peoples fears.
Are You Afraid of Spiders? The Origins of Arachnophobia
Natalie Brown, Writer • February 1, 2024

Scientists have long been trying to find out where the common fear of spiders came from. There are many proposed theories, so getting down to...

Photos from the James Webb Telescope: a Vivid Outlook on Outer Space
Photos from the James Webb Telescope: a Vivid Outlook on Outer Space
Natalie Brown, Writer • December 19, 2023

Looking up to a vast, dark sky at night, all you see is an inky, abyssal pool littered with glowing white flecks. Researchers, students, and...

The Cellar Spider has a very small body compared to its spindly legs, with an elongated abdomen.
Is the "World's Most Venomous Spider" Venomous At All?
Natalie Brown, Writer • December 14, 2023

A common mistake in the animal kingdom is the usage of ‘poisonous’ versus ‘venomous.’ “Careful, that snake is poisonous,” someone...

Hemaris Diffinis, the Snowberry Clearwing Moth, lives east of the Continental Divide, ranging from Maine to Florida. It is often confused for a hummingbird or bumblebee at first glance.
Sphingidae: Unique Moths that look like Hummingbirds
Natalie Brown, Writer • December 7, 2023

Have you ever been watching flowers and seen something that you can’t tell if it’s a moth or a hummingbird? If you live on the East Coast,...

The American grass spider, genus Agelenopsis, has many distinctive and unique markings. Watch out for them and their funnel-shaped webs next time youre outside!
Funnel Web Spiders: Danger in the Bushes
Natalie Brown, Writer • November 1, 2023

Spiders are a very diverse group of creatures, coming in quite literally all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the littlest jumping spiders, Neon,...

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