Velvet spider named after Lou Reed found in Europe for the first time
18 January 2019
This velvet spider group was thought to live only in Africa and the Middle East.
Over 270 new species discovered in 2018
27 December 2018
They include new dinosaurs, an ancient wombat and a giant shark.
Spiders, cetaceans and skeletons
14 November 2018
Museum experts catch us up on some of the latest natural history news.
Spider webs: not just for Halloween
31 October 2018
Explore seven common styles of spider web and discover the arachnids that make them.
How dangerous are false widow spiders?
15 December 2017
Every autumn there are reports of false widow spiders becoming uninvited eight-legged houseguests across the UK.
Long-distance spiders can sail across the high seas
3 July 2015
Spiders strike elaborate poses to catch the breeze and sail across salty and turbulent waters, reaching new lands quickly.
Finding love on the web
8 January 2015
Spiders may seem scary, but most of them are just looking for love. Read some dating profiles of spiders searching for the perfect mate.
Invasion of the giant spiders? Not quite
17 October 2014
Are giant spiders invading Britain's homes? Find out if that eight-legged beast in your bathtub is dangerous with Museum expert Stuart Hine.