spiders
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.
Celebrating New Species
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
The Colorful World of Spiders
The Colorful World of Spiders
Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015
Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.
A Spider's Eye View
A Spider's Eye View
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Jenny Rood | Mar 6, 2015
Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Spiders Try to Ensure Paternity
Spiders Try to Ensure Paternity
Bob Grant | Jun 11, 2014
Male dwarf spiders deploy sperm-blocking plugs to thwart the reproductive chances of their mate’s subsequent suitors.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 27, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Gift-Wrapped
Gift-Wrapped
Abby Olena | Feb 3, 2014
Female spiders prefer gifts from males to be wrapped in silk.