May 09, 2011 02:00 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Male jumping spiders do a kind of dance in order to woo female spiders. The dance makes vibrations that, when female spiders hear, makes them more likely to consent to sex. –NPR

The bodies of 52 sled dogs have been exhumed from a mass grame in Canada so that they can be analyzed for forensic evidence. The evidence will help decide whether criminal charges will be brought against the resort that owned the dogs. –The Globe and Mail

Animal Kingdom, the horse who came nearly from out of nowhere to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, is an example of how a horse who wasn’t manipulated by other elements can still triumph. –New York Times

Depending on what the governor of Florida decides to do with two new bills, “Floridians are going to have to start pulling up their pants and stop having sex with animals soon.” –

Bobby and Violet, two New York City hawks who have been taking care of their eggs in a nest outside of New York University, are now proud parents of a baby hawk. –City Room

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