spiders

New Spider Discovered In Australia…And Its Name Is “Brian”

Brian. The spider called Brian.

Robyn Pennacchia | March 10, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Scientists Find A Daddy Long Legs With A 99 Million-Year-Old Giant Boner

He died doing what he loved.

Lauren Vinopal | February 3, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Global Warming Is Causing Spiders To Become Giant Breeding Speeding Hell Monsters

The 1990 cinematic triumph “Arachnophobia” is becoming a reality.

As if we didn’t have enough horror in the world, scientists have to show up and give us the…

Katrin Higher | April 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Oh, Hell No: Scientist Comes Face-To-Face With Puppy Sized Spider In The Rainforest

Convinced I still have some PTSD from what I call “ArachNOPEphobia 2014,” a.k.a. the massive spider infestation in my room this summer, imagine my anxiety to learn that there are…

Katie Oldenburg | October 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Giant Mutant Spider Dog Pulls Off Greatest Scare Prank Ever

With Halloween approaching, The Frisky ladies have been trying to figure out what Amelia’s dog Lucca should wear this year — and then we saw this. Sylwester Wardega of Poland decided…

Katie Oldenburg | October 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

A Pregnant Tarantula Is On The Loose In Brooklyn

UPDATE, 7/13, 5p.m.:  THANK GOD, this was only a hoax! [New York Post]

Brooklyn is on the hunt for Penelope, a pregnant Mexican Red Rump tarantula, who is…

Claire Hannum | July 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Do Not Want: Spider Sandals

I am known for being cool, calm and collected under duress. But that all goes out the window when duress involves a spider. Especially a big spiders. Growing up, sometimes…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

These Spiderwebs Were Created By Drugged Spiders

Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE] …

Annika Harris | October 7, 2010 - 11:10 am

Hey, Girls! Who Wants To Volunteer For A Spider Study?

Scientists in Austria are looking to torture study little girls who are afraid of spiders by examining their brainwaves as they’re shown photographs of the arachnids. The University of Granz…

Jessica Wakeman | July 5, 2010 - 11:30 am

Stockings So Great You’ll Want More Legs

Turkish hosiery brand VOG just launched an e-commerce site and apparently decided to celebrate by turning women into spiders. We don’t hate those pink tights, but we’re also not ready…

Lily Q | May 26, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Look Hot On Halloween Without Wearing A Sexy-Anything Costume

Not everyone enjoys dressing in costume for Halloween, but that doesn’t you need to be a total Debbie Downer and wear your normal clothes on Saturday, either. Jewelry of the…

Catherine Strawn | October 27, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Reason You’re Afraid Of Spiders Is…

Scared of spiders? Me, too. A study by David Rakison, a developmental psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University, suggests us females might actually be genetically predisposed to fear creepy-crawlies and dangerous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2009 - 8:30 pm

Boo-tiful Halloween-Inspired Jewelry

Sure, dressing up for Halloween is fun and all, but buying a costume that you’ll wear for one night seems like a waste of money. We suggest you put together…

Catherine Strawn | October 20, 2008 - 5:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Special Police Bras, Circumcision And AIDS, And Smart Spiders

Thousands of German policewomen have received “bulletproof bras.” Basically, they’re just bras that say “Polizei” (police) and don’t have metal parts, which could impale the wearer if hit by a…

Catherine Strawn | August 6, 2008 - 12:45 pm

Just Lay Down And Die

Ever had sex with a guy who just lies there? Well, it’s booooorrrrrrring! Who wants a lazy lover? Well, actually, female spiders do. According to researchers at the University of…

Simcha | March 25, 2008 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Playing Dead, Pain Control, Puppies, And Pills

Male spiders who play dead double their chances of getting lucky, according to a study in Behavioral Ecology. The spiders studied all tried attracting partners by offering food held in…

Catherine Strawn | February 27, 2008 - 1:00 pm