The primary question, I suppose is: is this a superhero origin story, or is this man an idiot?
In her new book, Venomous, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.
During tests, the treatment made sufferers of arachnophobia way less scared of spiders than those given a placebo.
Hanging out with the most misunderstood pets in the world.
Turns out the famous 1948 experiment tells us nothing about drugs, and a whole lot about spiders.
New fiction from London-based VICE contributor and 'poignancy magnate' (not his words), Johnny White.
People are so scared of spiders that reactions to the lab being set up were "more negative than if they had been studying radiation."
This week: A woman set fire to her apartment because there was a spider in it and a guy was fired for giving a free muffin to a homeless man.