Untangling the Web of Spider Science

17:23 minutes

There are more than 40,000 spider species known in the world, with just as many different shapes and adaptations. Arachnologist Greta Binford traces the evolution of spiders by examining their venom and untangles the science and myths of these amazing arachnids.

Watch Binford “milk” a spider below:

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Greta Binford

Greta Binford is an associate professor of biology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

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