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There’s a very good reason for those leg hairs. Flickr/Hamish Irvine

Curious Kids: why do spiders have hairy legs?

Believe it or not, I have studied the hairy legs of spiders for years and can give you some definitive answers on this.
If this spider is making you feel extremely anxious, sweaty or uncomfortable, exposure therapy might help. from

How virtual reality spiders are helping people face their arachnophobia

Many people with phobias are understandably reluctant to face their fears. But gradual exposure using virtual reality headsets can help with everything from a fear of spiders, heights or flying.
Cute monster: Phoneutria spider. dejeuxx

Which is the world’s deadliest spider, really?

It seems Ebola and terrorism may have lost their scare factor. That is because journalists have once again turned to arachnophobia. “Brazilian Wandering spider found under a bunch of bananas in Waitrose…
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Explainer: why are we afraid of spiders?

I have personal interest in arachnophobia – the fear of spiders – because I am a spider expert, but also because my daughter has it. She is not alone. According to the American Psychiatric Association…

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