Spiders can fly — with a little help from the planet's electric fields, of course. A new study reveals that the Earth's electric circuit triggers ballooning behavior from these eight-legged creatures.
Spiders are already terrifying enough for some people — and even more so when they fly. In a new study, scientists observe their amazing ability to spin silk parachutes out of thin air to help them glide for hundreds of miles.
So many creepy crawlies wandering around in the vibrant Australian bush.
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that humans on Earth consume about 400 million tonnes of meat and fish each year while spiders eat 400-800 million tons of prey every year.
Spiders plays a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance by munching astronomical number of insects on a global scale.
Large species of tarantula found devouring a foot-long non-venomous snake in the wild.
There's no end to the amazing qualities of spider silk. New technology takes the next step in the material healing wounds.
Citizen scientists have found Martian spiders in places that previously unthought of such as in areas where the surface is composed of material that was ejected from impact craters.
Scientists listed the recently discovered tiny spider as critically endangered due to the threat of habitat loss caused by human activities.
It might sound strange, but there is a reason to celebrate the hatching of about 200 hundred hairy brown Montserrat tarantulas in Chester Zoo, U.K. The birth of this clutch marks the first time the species has been bred in captivity.
With their huge size, the fen raft spiders can eat fish. They can hide or swim under water for about 20 minutes.
Some people call these colorful spiders "kittens with too many legs" because of the mammalian characteristics they possess, how their eyes look and the way they interact with the environment.
Male nursery web spiders offer wrapped gift to females to increase their chance of copulation and avoid being eaten alive.
A tiny, ground-dwelling spider native to New Zealand and South America suddenly made it to the headlines due to its lighting speed and "super-spider" powers.