Autumn is spider season. It's worth getting to know more about our eight-legged friends.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
Some spiders produce silk than can actually be stronger than steel and 50 times as light.
There are plenty of reasons to love and not hate spiders, but let's start with just eight.
If a huge huntsman spider is sucked into a vacuum cleaner, can it crawl out later? Lucy, age eight, really, really needs to know.
Our homes harbour hundreds of species of insects and their relatives.