The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
Venom is an engrossing science fiction film, which balances intense action sequences with disarming humour. Viewing it in 4DX, however, did not add to the experience.
Parasites can tip the scales and take advantage of their hosts, stealing nutrients or resources. But can they control minds?
Coordinated international efforts may be key to improving the life expectancy and health of many snakebite victims.
While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
There has been at least one fatal bite from a very small brown snake in Australia. But now we know that venom is different in adult and baby brown snakes.
If one venomous snake bites a mouse and injects venom into it, you can then feed that same dead mouse to another snake. The second snake won't die.
Venom from lizards such as the Komodo dragon has the potential to treat heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.
Don't hold back. Performing CPR on a snakebite victim who has collapsed can save their life, however imperfect your technique.
The best cure against a snakebite is to avoid being bitten at all. Here is what you need to know about snakebites, antivenom, and what you need to do if bitten.
CT scanning allows scientists to observe and "dissect" fossils digitally using computer software - and to uncover secrets that are hundreds of millions of years old.
Snake bite treatments have changed remarkably over the past 200 years. But most, if not all, made sense in their historical context.
Australia's snakes, spiders and other venomous critters tend to strike fear in many people. But is Australia's reputation as a nation of deadly creatures deserved?
One way to tackle the snakebite antivenom crisis may be through biotechnological innovation to make antivenoms more cost-effective, easier to produce, and more efficacious against snakebites.
It's not just Australia's animals that can be deadly, there are plenty of dangerous plants too.
From stingers to swans, Australia's oceans are full of (potentially) deadly wildlife.
Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
Your guide to the cocktail of deadly chemicals in animal venom.
There's a simple reason why Australia isn't the most lethal nation in the world.