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Surprise! Male Spiders Eat Females, Too

Female spiders are usually thought of as femme fatales—but male spiders of some species also eat their mates, a new study says.

Hey Spiderman, Here’s What Really Happens When a Spider Bites You

Inspired by the movie The Amazing Spider-Man, Pop Omnivore wondered: What can a real spider bite do to a real human being? To find out, we asked Dana DeRoche, an arachnid specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which spider species have the worst—and weirdest—bite.