Brown Recluse Infestation Leads to Lawsuits, Foreclosure

Imagine moving into a new home and having a spider problem. It’s a pest problem that many new homeowners have probably had to deal with. Now imagine that the spiders are some of the most dangerous in the U.S., and…

Brown Recluse Spiders Take Over Missouri Home

Exterminators had to take the most extreme measures possible to fumigate a home that was said to have approximately 5,000 venomous brown recluse spiders residing in it. The 2,400-square-foot home, located in Weldon Spring, Missouri, was vacated by its previous…

‘Bound by Flame’ Launch Date Announced

Spiders Studios today announced that Bound by Flame will be released on May 9. On that date the game will hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Bound by Flame is a classic high-fantasy RPG action game featuring…

Mark Zuckerberg Uses Jelly To Ask About A Spider In His Shower

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg is using Jelly, the new social Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. He used it over the weekend to take a picture of a spider in his bathroom, and ask: “What kind of spider is this,…

Jennifer Lawrence’s Fear Factor

Jennifer Lawrence may play the tough girl on film, but in real life she is scared to death of spiders. Lawrence has revealed that she started crying after seeing a spider on the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”,…

Spiders Shut Down British School

A school in England has been shut down due to an infestation of “false widow” spiders, the most poisonous British arachnid. The spiders, which are equipped with venom that can cause swelling and fever, had been spotted around the campus…

Toyota Recall: Are Spiders Really to Blame ?

Toyota has issued an official recall for approximately 803,000 vehicles. The recall is specifically for the 2012 and 2013 models of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Camry, Avalon Hybrid, Avalon, and Venza cars sold in the United States. The problem…

New ‘Big Ass Spider’ Trailer Released

It’s nearly October, and studios are readying their chosen horror flicks for the Halloween movie season (the rest get dumped on theaters in February and March). With Insidious 2 already proving that Americans are ready for horror again and Pacific…

Here’s The 3D Printed Robot Spider Of Your Nightmares

It was really only a matter of time, right? Robugtix has revealed the newest member of its robot bug family – the T8. It’s a robot spider that features realistic movement thanks to its finely 3D printed parts. T8 is…

Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t…

The YouTube Space Spider That Just Returned To Earth Is Already Dead

A few days ago, we told you about the jumping spider that YouTube helped send to space. It was part of one of the winning projects from the YouTube Space Lab experiment launched last year. Google announced that the spider…

YouTube Space Lab’s Space-Traveling Jumping Spider Is Back On Earth

Last year, YouTube and Lenovo kicked off the YouTube Space Lab experiment, inviting teenagers around the world to have an experiment performed in space. There were over 2,000 entries. Two experiments got to go to space. One of them, was…

Cure Your Fear Of Spiders With Sleep

You’re probably afraid of spiders. You may argue that it’s a perfectly rational fear, but it’s strictly irrational unless your’re staring a Black Widow or Brown Recluse in the face. Most spiders are harmless heroes who only want to protect…

Enormous Golden Orb Spider Devouring A Snake Is A Giant Dose of NOPE

Australia, you simply scare the sh*t out of me. Seriously, every time I see some freakishly terrifying creature pop up on the interwebs, it’s from down under. I know this is at least minus 2 man points, but Australia’s reputation…

Ticks And Spiders: Early Spring Triggers Hatching

Many states have experienced a shockingly mild winter this year, and Spring popped in towing record-setting warm weather with it. Because of the unexpected, sudden warmth, entomologists say ticks will likely be a huge problem this year because their eggs…

Google Announces Space Lab winners

Google today announced the winners of its YouTube Space Lab competition. The competition challenged high school students to design experiments that could be performed in space. The entries were voted on by the public and a panel of expert educators…

Spiders Invade Australian Countryside

Thousands of spiders have descended upon Wagga Wagga, Australia, seeking refuge from floodwaters. Eerie spider webs resembling snow drifts were reported around the inland city in New South Wales, where 8,000 residents were recently forced from their homes due to…

The Science of Spider Webs

Arachnophobia; the fear of spiders. Most people are afraid of these little guys for varying reasons; some are poisonous and some are just creepy looking. However, these 8-legged architects can build some astonishing structures using their silk. Spider silk is…

How Many Spiders Does Google Have?

Google has posted a short but interesting video to its Webmaster Central YouTube channel. A user asked the question, "How many bots/spiders does Google currently have crawling the web?" and Google’s Matt Cutts gave his answer.