To many people, Australia’s spider diversity is a source of fear. To arachnologists, it’s a goldmine, with most Australian spider species still yet to be discovered.
An Italian study revealed how a murder mystery novel and a medical rarity were used to whip up media hysteria about spiders.
There is little to fear and lots to love about spiders, which have not killed anyone in Australia for 40 years.
Don’t be afraid of spiders – be afraid for spiders
Our fear of spiders is driven by a lack of information, but these fascinating creatures are often more harmless than harmful.
Brazil’s scorpion infestation, which is terrorizing residents of São Paulo and other major cities, is a classic ‘wicked problem.’ That means officials must think outside-the-box to fix it.
Believe it or not, I have studied the hairy legs of spiders for years and can give you some definitive answers on this.
Autumn is spider season. It’s worth getting to know more about our eight-legged friends.
Why you should consider a live-and-let-live policy with the spiders you encounter in your home.
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.