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This Jumping Spider Makes Milk

An Asian spider was observed nursing its young with a liquid that has four times the protein of cow’s milk.​
Becky Ferreira
11.29.18
Food

I Signed Up to Eat a Tarantula Burger and I'm Questioning My Life Choices

Why do I do this to myself?
Jelisa Castrodale
4.16.18
nature

This Camouflaging Spider Will Make You Forever Suspicious of Dead Leaves

Researchers suspect the spiders might use the resemblance to hide from prey or predators.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.17.16
sound

Jumping Spiders Can ‘Hear' Using Their Leg Hairs

Spidey senses are tingling (literally).
Samantha Cole
10.14.16
Sex

Daddy Longlegs Are Having Rough, Kinky Sex All Around You

A team of brave researchers are taking a close look at the violent mating habits of long-legged arachnids. These kinky daddies may be up to something evolutionarily advantageous.
Steven Blum
9.6.16
mezcal

This Mezcal Is Served with a Side of Scorpion

“The whole scorpion is edible and it’s full of protein,” the bartender assured me just before I popped the booze-soaked arachnid between my teeth at Reyes Salón Cantina, a Guadalajara bar famous for its scorpion shots.
Duncan Tucker
12.2.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Meet the Spider Species Whose Males Irreversibly Mutilate the Genitals of Their Mates

He breaks off something called her "scapus" to keep competing sperm from getting in.
Mike Pearl
11.9.15
Stuff

Have Scientists Learned Anything from Giving Drugs to Spiders?

Turns out the famous 1948 experiment tells us nothing about drugs, and a whole lot about spiders.
Mike Pearl
10.29.15
video

These Brave Individuals Are Putting Nail Polish on Some Mean-Looking Arachnids

The whip spider is not a creature that looks like it wants spa treatments.
Rachel Pick
10.8.15
uk

How Spiders Can Cruise Across Water

Spiders that make themselves "balloons" to fly can also fashion "sails" to cross water.
Emiko Jozuka
7.3.15
Science

Spiders Spin Super Silk After Being Spritzed with Graphene

Researchers speculate that the spiders incorporated the solution into their silk as they spun their webs.
Emiko Jozuka
5.6.15