Regardless what you might think of spiders, once you find out a bit about their behaviour it's hard to deny that they are at the very least, interesting animals.
As humans, we generally think that we should be somewhat choosy when picking a mate. However, we are lucky in that making the wrong choice rarely results in being eaten by said partner.
I recently wrote an article about science communication, and in it mentioned that people can communicate science in many different ways using many different types of media.
In many animals, males give females a gift in the hope of getting to mate with her. This might sound overly simplistic, but this really can be how it happens.
Researchers mimicked spider legs to design a powerful mechanical sensor