Redback spider versus Snake is the battle royale that will give you nightmares all week

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Only in Australia! This video from Victoria shows us just how deadly the redback spider is, even when a snake is concerned. It also shows us why we should never, ever go outside again.

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SpiderTag: a Spanish street artist

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 26 July 2013

SpiderTag is a Spanish street artist who always wanted to be a superhero when he was a little kid. So he found his own way to create that image: by producing spider-themed geometrical street art since 2008. SpiderTag is spinning his unique woolen webs in abandoned places all over the world.

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Real spider webs captured behind glass

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 11 January 2013

New Jersey-based artist Emil ‘Rocky’ Fiore managed to capture the fragile beauty of spiderwebs by mounting them behind glass. Fiore lightly sprays the webs in aluminum silver paint to imitate the texture of dew.

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Peruvian Amazon-dwelling spider makes self-portrait in web

Eugenia Viti Reader Find

By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Friday 21 December 2012

Spiders can make art, too. In fact, some might call them self-portraits. Peruvian Amazon-dwelling spider, believed to be from the genisus Cyclosa, builds elaborate spider decoys from leaves, debris, and dead insects. More to come on this spider once a permit is released to take samples.

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100 million year old spider preserved in amber

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Tuesday 27 November 2012

Preserved in amber for around 100 million years, a spider has been found attacking a wasp. Just as the spider was about to chow down on what would be its final meal, tree resin dropped onto the pair setting them solid. The age of the fossil means that dinosaurs would almost definitely have been wandering […]

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