spiders

Got Milk? These Spiders Do

Scientists have discovered a species of jumping spider that is capable of producing milk for its offspring, a trait previously thought to be unique to mammals.

The Stuff Of Nightmares: Long-tailed Spiders

Spiders that lived approximately 100 million years ago had long tails, according to research by Chinese scientists.

Aggressive Spiders Make Better Decisions, Faster

Research findings showed that the personality of spiders determines their decision-making and hunting styles.

Spider Silk Inspires Artificial Muscles

In response to water, spider silk can stretch and shrink like human muscle.

Tarantula Venom Provides Clue To Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pain

Spider venom can help researchers identify new pain pathways and develop treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.

7 Must-Read Stories In August 2015

In our August 2015 roundup, read all about the latest in CRISPR and cell reprogramming, parasitic wasps and how to found a medical school.

Parasitic Wasps Control Spider Web-Weaving Abilities

Parasitic wasps can turn spiders into their zombie slaves, manipulating their web-weaving abilities to protect the wasp larvae.

India’s Biodiversity Hotspot Yields New Jumping Spider Species

The newly discovered Stenaelurillus albus jumping spiders use mating plugs as part of their reproductive strategy.

Thirty New Spiders Discovered At Xishuangbanna, China

A paper describes 30 new spider species discovered at Xishuangbanna, bringing the total number discovered since 2006 to 250.

Fish-Eating Spiders Widespread, Study Says

A study of spider predation around the world shows that several spiders prey on fish to supplement their diet of insects, sometimes even fish 4.5 times their body weight.