Britain's great fox-spider had not been seen since 1993. Turns out, it's been thriving on a military base.
A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.
Seven new species of peacock spider have been discovered in Australia, one of which was named for Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night
Given their coloring, the members of this spider's family are known as green cucumber spiders.
High-resolution video of tiny, bizarre silk structures found across the Amazon known as a silkhenge show the mysterious spider construction as never before.
A man caught a spider eating his goldfish in midair. This is creepily common among semiaquatic spiders, which live across the globe.
A man who felt a tickling and scratching sensation in his ear soon discovered something horrifying: A spider had crawled into his ear.
Sign up for the Live Science daily newsletter now
Get the world’s most fascinating discoveries delivered straight to your inbox.