Spiders

This Wriggling Sac of Deadly Baby Spiders Has Australian Researchers Excited

Oh hell no.<p>You probably won't be surprised to hear that Australia is home to the world's most toxic spider.<p>It's called the funnel-web, it's …

Biology

These ‘assassin’ spiders impale other spiders and watch them die

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they’re so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of …

Lifestyle

18 new species of assassin pelican spiders, known as 'living fossils', discovered in Madagascar

The spiders are called pelican because of their resemblance to pelican birds.<p>Eighteen new species of pelican spiders have been discovered from the …

Insects

18 new species of spider-eating spiders discovered

Eighteen new species of Madagascan spiders have been discovered, a report published on January 11 in the science journal <i>Zookeys</i> reveals.<p>Dr. Hannah …

Biological Species

18 New Terrifying Assassin Spider Species Look Like Pelicans

A strange-looking family of spiders have the appearance of pelicans and will eat their own kind. Adding to the intrigue is that there are many more …

World News

Madagascar's Ancient 'Pelican Spiders' Are As Striking As They Are Strange

Evolution

Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar

Quick: what has eight legs and a face like a pair of hairy salad tongs? If you’re a spider, you know <i>exactly</i> what I’m describing—a beast, which, at …

Insects

This strange looking ‘pelican spider’ has a birdlike jaw—and a taste for other spiders

Spiders don’t often resemble birds, but pelican spiders—which use beaklike mouthparts to spear other arachnids—are a notable exception. The group of …

Insects

18 new species of spiders that look like pelicans

Once thought extinct, the pelican spiders of Madagascar turn out to be highly diverse. Jeff Glorfeld reports.

Biological Species

Pelican Spiders Are the Weirdest-Looking Assassins You'll Ever See

Once upon a time, 165 million years ago, there lived a spider who looked like a pelican. About the size of a grain of rice and just as quiet, the …

Animals

Scientists have been trying really hard to figure out how this spider has a rainbow on its butt

We humans like to think of ourselves as the masters of design but sometimes Mother Nature shows us that we’re really just amateurs. That’s exactly …

Science

How tiny rainbow peacock spiders could help inspire next-generation colour technology

They may look pretty with their brightly-coloured bodies but scientists studying rainbow peacock spiders are doing it for an unusual reason.<p>And it …

News (Ireland)

Man shocked after finding two venomous spiders in his Bromsgrove shed

A rare spider - with a bite which can cause numbness and swelling - has been discovered in a Bromsgrove shed.<p>Alex Newton found not one but two false …

Birmingham, UK

The story behind spider Christmas ornaments

They may seem like a modern oddity, but arachnid decorations on Christmas trees are actually inspired by an old Ukrainian legend.<p>Some animals are …

Christmas

Why Australians shouldn't spray spiders in the backyard

While the Australian summer months bring out many species of venomous spiders in search of a mate, experts are advising against spraying insecticide …

Australian Universities

Why you shouldn't call in the fumigators this summer

Summer in Australia conjures images of long days lounging at the beach, slurping dripping icy-poles, and discovering spiders on the …

Insects

Put down the pesticides: Why you shouldn't be spraying your spiders this summer

"Customer service is important. Some technicians turn up to [a customer's] door and don't explain to the customer what they are going to do... and …

Gardening

Eight Reasons You Should Be Nice To Spiders

For some people spiders have been a source of fear for years. But in reality, they deserve to instil a sense of amazement. There are plenty of …

Nature

Male Spiders Avoid Cannibalism By Becoming Pedophiles

The animal kingdom is a complicated and confusing place, particularly when it comes to sex. In what may be one of the oddest discoveries of that …

World News

If Spiders Wanted To Eat Us, We'd Be Gone Within A Year

The Feed<p>Posted on <b>December 07, 2017</b> by Jason Chong<p>Okay, there's about to be a barrage of terrible, horrifyingly awful news. Facts that will chill your …

Nature

5 Easy Tips To Keep Your Website’s Content Fresh

Each year, Google changes its algorithm up to 500-600 times to provide more subtle and accurate results. Every few months after Google rolls out a …

SEO

Funnel-web spiders out and about mating during Australian summer

Australians are being warned to be on the look out for the world’s most venomous spider as mating season takes off.<p>Funnel-web spiders are common on …

Insects

Adorable Jumping Spider Surprises Scientists With Its Choice of Massive Prey

Awww... ugh.<p>Technically, most species of jumping spider could probably be accused of having eyes bigger than their stomach.<p>But scientists have copped …

Nature

Daily Inspiration — Spiders

- Advertisement -<p>Is the spider a monster in miniature?<br>His web is a cruel stair, to be sure,<br>Designed artfully, cunningly placed,<br>A delicate trap, …

Liberal View

Victoria's wet weather storm ideal for redback spider activity

Experts warn Victoria's wet summer is the ideal condition for spider activity, after a homeowner discovered eight deadly redbacks on their windowsill …

Insects

Spiders on Different Drugs Spin Different Types of Web Patterns

They do pretty well on LSD, but can't build for shit on caffeine<p>In 1948, Swiss zoologist H.M. Peters was studying how spiders build their webs. But …

Graphene-drinking spiders spin webbing as strong as Kevlar

A team of scientists in Italy fed some spiders a solution of graphene and carbon nanotubes, which the spiders duly incorporated into their webs. The …

Incorporated

Where do spiders go in the winter and how do they survive?

<b>Ever wonder where spiders go in the winter? Do they die? Do they hibernate? Do they just hide somewhere – more specifically in your house?</b><p>As spiders …

Insects

Meet the Spiders That Completely Defy What We Know as Jet Lag

Darrell Moore is typically a honeybee guy. He’s been studying them for 40 years. But a few years ago, his colleague Thomas Jones asked for his …

This is how many spiders you eat in your sleep every year - and it's actually good news

Unwittingly eating spiders in your sleep is every arachnophobe's worst nightmare.<p>And for those of us not too bothered about the creepy crawlies, …