One of the largest spiderwebs in the world just appeared on a Greek shoreline

The creepy sight was triggered by warming conditions. It should disappear on its own and poses no threat to locals.

Spiders balloon by riding electric fields in the atmosphere

This is so electric!

Six new spider species discovered, named after children’s tales goblins

Spiders, goblins, and brownies.

Flying spiders sense the weather and use nanoscale fibers to ride the wind

Spiders ride the wind!

What scientists learned after they trained spiders to jump on demand

This study might help scientists build a new generation of super-agile micro-robots.

Spider-like arachnid with a tail sheds new light on origin of spiders

Spider meets scorpion.

FDA shuts down nicotine addiction study over allegations of “cruel” treatment of animals

The monkeys used in the study will be sent to an animal sanctuary.

Biologists discover 18 new species of spiders — and they look just like pelicans

Though they might look goofy, these assassins are ruthless killers.

This amazing rainbow peacock spider might inspire the optical technology of tomorrow

This cute fellow has unique nanoscale structures that break light like a prism.

These sea spiders breathe through their legs

It’s amazing how nature can evolve sometimes.

Eco-friendly artificial spider silk mimics one of nature’s strongest materials

The artificial spider silk is non-toxic and the manufacturing process is sustainable. 

Spiders are just like cats: they too like chasing laser pointers

It’s better than Batman.

Unique new species of spider found in China masquerades as a leaf

In China’s Yunnan rain forest, one exploring arachnologist came across one of the most peculiar spider species ever.

Despite lacking ears, spiders can hear you talk across the room

Tingling spider senses.

Spider personalities are influenced by temperature

The findings could have implications for the survival of modern animals in the face of global warming.

Spider silk-inspired wire extends like a solid, but compresses like a liquid

. 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.

Tiny spiders no bigger than a pencil tip are fastest in the world

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!

Almost a spider: Scientists find 300-million year old pre-spider

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

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this is why you’ll never be Spiderman

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?

Parasitic wasps turn spiders into zombies… again!

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.