After mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest of their lives, according to ...
Recluse spiders, especially the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa), are one of the world's most maligned groups of spiders. Everybody thinks they know someone who's been bitten by one, but bites are actually uncommon.
A scientist at the University of Vermont and four of his undergraduate students have discovered 15 new species of "smiley-faced" spiders—and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, ...
Macquarie University academics have discovered the way the spiders apply glue to silk threads, not the amount, makes the attachment to an object stronger.
A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life.
Spiders' silk is already tough stuff—just ask your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.
Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably, led us to try and understand the science behind it.