Triangle-weaver spider uses its web like a slingshot to ensnare prey faster than a rocket

This crazy spider can accelerate 26 times faster than NASA’s shuttle.

These spiders have super-black patches to help their other parts vibrant and colorful

Birds of Paradise have similar structures.

Bacteria coaxed into making high-performance proteins for space missions

The National Aeronautics and Spider Silk Administration is very excited about this study.

Seen more spiders lately? That’s because they’re no longer afraid of the light, researchers say

So that’s why…

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.