Record number of jaguars uncovered in Bolivia
In a new camera trap survey in the world's most biologically diverse landscape, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society have identified more individual jaguars than ever before.
New partnership looks to industrialize spider silk production
Spider scientists creep up on elusive prey
The summer sun is in full force, yet these scavengers are clutching flashlights.
Utah researcher helps artist make bulletproof skin
A bio-art project to create bulletproof skin has given a Utah State researcher even more hope his genetically engineered spider silk can be used to help surgeons heal large wounds and create artificial tendons ...
Why spiders don't drop off of their threads
It has five times the tensile strength of steel and is stronger then even the best currently available synthetic fibers: Spider thread. German scientists of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and the Universitaet Bayreuth ...
Britain's rarest spider moves to new home
The UKs rarest spider is moving house today -- in a plastic bottle supplied by conservation group the RSPB.
Genetically engineered spider silk for gene therapy
Genetically engineered spider silk could help overcome a major barrier to the use of gene therapy in everyday medicine, according to a new study that reported development and successful initial laboratory ...
Spider silk glue inspires next-generation technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- Water affects orb spider web glue differently than cobweb glue. Orb web glue reacts to humidity, but cobweb glue resists it. These findings by a University of Akron research team inspire the ...
Dual-sex butterfly hatches at Natural History Museum
A rare half-male and half-female butterfly has emerged at the Natural History Museum's Sensational Butterflies exhibition.
Scans capture spider's heart beat
Intricate scans of tarantulas reveal for the first time in detail how their hearts beat.
Male black widows look for well-fed mates
Web weaving skills provide clues to aging
Young house spiders weave webs with perfect angles and regular patterns, but as they reach old age their webs deteriorate, showing gaping holes and erratic weaving.
Spider's double beating heart revealed by MRI
Researchers have used a specialised Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner on tarantulas for the first time, giving unprecedented videos of a tarantula's heart beating.