The Eastern European tradition is rooted in a beloved folktale often known as 'The Legend of the Christmas Spider.'
The invasive Joro spider is venomous and as big as your palm, but its taste for stink bugs means it could do more good than harm.
Joro spiders, an invasive species in Georgia, aren’t your enemy. (Unless you’re a brown marmorated stink bug.)
A new augmented reality app called Phobys may be the best exposure therapy for those with arachnophobia, short of getting in a room with a real spider.
A recent study looked at hundreds of records of spiders killing and eating snakes—even snakes many times their size.
Our ancestors may have predisposed us to fear spiders, insects, and other many-legged creatures, but there's a lot more to it.
The venom of the Sydney funnel web spider can kill in as little as 15 minutes. And they might be lurking in Australian residents' shoes or laundry.
The sticky spider streamers tend to appear in room corners. Here's why they hang around even after a spider has left the premises.
She woke to the sensation that water was stuck in her ear, and thankfully went right to the doctor’s office.
The furry, mostly harmless creatures are looking for love—and hoping their mates don’t eat them after they find it.
Even if you don’t usually see them, spiders are likely always in your house. And they’re paying rent, sort of.
Whether you're an arachnophobe or an arachnophile, here are a few things you should know about our eight-legged friends.
The triangle weaver spider uses its webbing to hurl itself like a spring-loaded nightmare at unsuspecting prey.
It might not bite or jump, but this long-dead spider is unsettling for another reason: Its eyes still appear to be illuminated.
They're not really falling from the sky—but the reality is perhaps even more disturbing.