Weekend Nightmare Fuel: The Biggest Crawling Animals on Earth

There's just something shiver-inducing about crawling animals like insects, arachnids and centipedes. And the bigger they are, the creepier they get. So, just to start your weekend off right, here are some of the world's biggest creepy crawlies. » 6/28/13 5:00pm 6/28/13 5:00pm

Incredible fossil discovery reveals a brain that's over half a billion…

Researchers have announced what might be the oldest example of a brain ever discovered. For 520 million years, the remains of ancient arthropods known as Fuxianhuia have been hiding in the hills of Southern China, interred between layers of ancient mudstone. The body of this long-extinct creature is regarded by… » 10/10/12 12:36pm 10/10/12 12:36pm

This time-lapse video of a tarantula molting will give you spontaneous …

If you're an arthropod, molting your exoskeleton is one of those uncomfortable realities of life. (Hello, spider crab!) Just ask this Burgundy Goliath Birdeater tarantula (Theraphosa stirmi), who can rock up to an 11-inch legspan. Even this critter must discard his exoskeleton every so often — here's some footage of… » 9/12/12 2:35pm 9/12/12 2:35pm

These 230-million-year-old bugs preserved in amber are the oldest yet

An international team of scientists working in Italy have found the oldest samples of arthropods preserved in amber — a finding that is 100 million years older than previous fossilized samples. The insects, a fly and two mites, are the first ever to be discovered from the Triassic era. The group's findings will help… » 8/28/12 7:00am 8/28/12 7:00am

Could A Starship Troopers Arachnid Attack Happen to You?

If yesterday's release of Starship Troopers: Marauder » 8/06/08 3:00pm 8/06/08 3:00pm has you constantly scratching your back or hearing imaginary grasshopper sounds, you might not want to read any further. Then again, perhaps the best way to allay your fears is to confront them — and learn everything you can about the gargantuan cockroaches,…