This is so electric!
Spiders, goblins, and brownies.
Spiders ride the wind!
This study might help scientists build a new generation of super-agile micro-robots.
Spider meets scorpion.
The monkeys used in the study will be sent to an animal sanctuary.
Though they might look goofy, these assassins are ruthless killers.
This cute fellow has unique nanoscale structures that break light like a prism.
It’s amazing how nature can evolve sometimes.
The artificial spider silk is non-toxic and the manufacturing process is sustainable.
It’s better than Batman.
In China’s Yunnan rain forest, one exploring arachnologist came across one of the most peculiar spider species ever.
Tingling spider senses.
The findings could have implications for the survival of modern animals in the face of global warming.
. Perhaps the most impressive feature of spider silk is that it’s taut even when it’s been stretched to several times its original size. Inspired by the orb spider’s silk, researchers at University of Oxford and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris made their own artificial spider silk thread that extends like a solid, but compresses like a liquid.
Though minute, these are far from insignificant as their pray have learned the hard way. In fact, it’s their small body that allowed them to become the fastest snapping spiders in the world!
Scientists have identified a 1.5 cm creature that predates the dinosaurs by 100 million years. While not exactly a spider, the tiny beast is the closest relative to spiders, but its lineage is extinct. Spiders are basically ubiquitous. They can be found on every continent except for Antarctica and in every environment ever – except in the air and under
Geckos are the largest animals able to scale walls. They use the same mechanism as spiders and hundreds of other animals able to do so: through tiny hairs on their pads that adhere to surfaces due to molecular force interactions. But why isn’t there an animal bigger than the gecko that can cling to windows and walls? For that matter, why isn’t there any Spiderman?
Wasps are a nasty bunch; you don’t want to mess with them no matter who you are. Not only can they sting you really bad and ruin your day, they can actually control your mind, force you weave a web for their offspring and then kill you – well, if you’re a spider at least.
Spiders are more adaptable than we give them credit for, and they can make pretty good sailors – a new study has found that some spiders can use strands of silk to windsurf on the ocean surface. It’s been reported for centuries, even Charles Darwin noticed it: “ballooning” spiders flutter from the air into the sails of their ships, kilometers away