Spiders

Spiders

Spiders Can Fly Thousands of Miles With Electric Power

For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.18
creeps

Check Out These Weird-Ass Ancient Proto-Spiders Trapped in Amber

Spiders with tails, ew.
Michael Byrne
2.8.18
famous bugs

Why So Many New Species Are Named After Celebrities

Scientists just named some newly discovered spiders after Bernie Sanders, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Michelle Obama.
Jacob Dubé
9.26.17
Math

Americans Could Eat Every American in Less Than Two Decades

This assumes we eat about as much meat as we do now, which is a big assumption when we're talking eating everyone!
Derek Mead
3.28.17
videos

The New Adidas Are Made From Lab-Grown Spider Silk

The Futurecraft Biofabric will be 100 percent biodegradable, according to the apparel company.
Samantha Cole
11.25.16
nature

This Camouflaging Spider Will Make You Forever Suspicious of Dead Leaves

Researchers suspect the spiders might use the resemblance to hide from prey or predators.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.17.16
nasa

Amateur Scientists Are Finding 'Spiders' on Mars

NASA's 'Project Four' lets anyone with an internet connection look for spider-like frozen carbon dioxide features.
Samantha Cole
10.21.16
sound

Jumping Spiders Can ‘Hear' Using Their Leg Hairs

Spidey senses are tingling (literally).
Samantha Cole
10.14.16
Internet

This Tool Lets You Check If Your Personal Info Is on the Dark Web

Security company Terbium Labs starts offering limited searches for free.
Joseph Cox
9.20.16
ANIMALS

Watch This Resourceful Spider Spin a Cast for Its Broken Leg

Spider silk is for more than just making webs.
Madison Margolin
7.28.16
videos

Spiders Seem Much Bigger to Arachnophobes

Arachnophobes don't see the same spiders that the rest of us do, research suggests.
Michael Byrne
7.13.16
Sex

This Male Spider Gives Oral Up to 100 Times During Copulation

These female spiders force males to go down on them up to 100 times “before, in between, and after copulations.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.1.16