A behavioral ecologist has made a fascinating discovery that could challenge what we know of arachnids.
As if one spider wasn't bad enough - imagine being set upon by 1,000 of them in a giant web...
It's a claim that has been doing the rounds for years, but just how accurate is it ?
A zoo in Australia has come into possession of one of the largest funnel web spider specimens ever found.
Scientists have determined that zinc-infused proteins enable spiders and insects to puncture tough skin.
Scientists have been studying what gives the rather unusual 'gympie gympie' tree such an excruciating sting.
Three boys in Bolivia recently got more than they bargained for when they tried to become Spider-Man.
A gargantuan funnel-web spider that is double the normal size for its species has been discovered in Australia.
Remarkable silk structures created by an unknown species of spider have been puzzling scientists for years.
A tour guide in South Africa recently posted up a photograph showing the fate of his prized goldfish Cleo.
When Liam Gomez felt a peculiar sensation in his ear, it signalled the beginning of his worst nightmare.
A woman in China recently came across this strange spider which has what looks like a face on its back.
Scientists have determined how sea creatures living in the depths of the polar oceans become so enormous.
Scientists have discovered that it may be possible to use spider silk to create muscles and actuators for robots.
Fossil spiders discovered in South Korea still have glowing eyes despite being over 110 million years old.
A Japanese spider crab was caught on film at SeaWorld San Diego shedding its shell like a suit of armor.
The eerie phenomenon, which can occur during hot, humid weather, is an arachnophobe's worst nightmare.
Footage from north-western Mexico shows why it's best not to poke at anything that's hiding inside a hole.
Scientists have discovered a horrifying new species of wasp in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Found in the Amazon rainforest, this incredible arachnid looks like a strange cross between a dog and a spider.