New jumping spider with mating plug discovered
New jumping spider with mating plug discovered

Researchers at Kochi's Sacred Heart College have discovered a new little jumping spider belonging to the Salticidae family in the Western Ghats.

Spider-inspired sensor detects heartbeats, reads speech
Spider-inspired sensor detects heartbeats, reads speech

A sensor that puts spider sense to good use has been invented by South Korean researchers. The sensor can recognise the faintest vibration, simple words and monitor heartbeats.

30 new species of spider spotted in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China
30 new species of spider spotted in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have spotted 30 new species of spider in Xishuangbanna tropical rain forests in China.

Woman charged with arson for setting fire to kill spider in US

A woman who tried to kill a spider by setting some towels on fire in her apartment has been arrested in the US state of Kansas on a charge of aggravated arson.

Scientists map the spider genome

There`s a `Spiderman` in all of us! Researchers have for the first time sequenced the genome of the spider and found that humans share certain genomic similarities with the creepy-crawlies.

Tom Daley signs up for `I`m a Celebrity`

Tom Daley has reportedly signed up for `I`m A Celebrity` after TV bosses put him to the test in the jungle.

Scientists discover 3D fossil portrait of `world`s first spider`

Scientists have discovered the 3D fossil portrait of what could be one of the world`s first spiders.

Zuckerberg seeks Jelly help after finding spider in bathroom

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly posted his picture-based query on Twitter`s new app, after he spotted a spider in his bathroom.

Venomous spider invasion closes British school

Officials temporarily shut the infested Dean Academy secondary school in Gloucestershire, western England, so that pest control experts could exterminate the false widow spiders.

Two new spider species discovered in Uruguay

Scientists have discovered two new species of spiders with strange living habits in Uruguay.

Eyeless spider discovered in Laos cave

A scientist has discovered an eyeless huntsman spider, named the Sinopoda scurion, the first of its kind.

This spider eats the snake

Some spiders in South Africa can tangle up a snake by trapping it in the sticky mesh and then spinning a fine web around its coils.

Spiders are farmers` friend: ICAR

ICAR scientists claim the misunderstood arachnids should be considered well-wishers of farmers.

Kelly Osbourne bitten by spider

Kelly Osbourne is nursing a swollen eye after she was bitten on the face by a spider.

What makes spider webs sticky

Scientists at the University of Wyoming say they have unravelled the secret of what makes spider webs sticky.

First spider that dines mainly on vegetarian fare discovered

Scientists have discovered the first spider that dines primarily on vegetarian fare.