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Cuckoo pint. Phil Sellens

Meet five of the UK’s most poisonous plants

Serious poisoning by plants is very rare in the UK so the death of a gardener in Hampshire after brushing against a deadly flower was extremely unusual. Despite the British countryside’s genteel reputation…
You can still fish for fun in Sydney Harbour, but there are rules for how much fish your should eat because past tests have shown elevated levels of dioxins in fish and crustaceans. Peter Hindmarsh/Flickr

Book review: Poisoned Planet

The World Health Organization estimates that one in every 12 deaths worldwide is due to chemical exposure, sometimes acute but mostly chronic. This eclipses the annual death tolls from malaria, car crashes…
The rapacious invader has defied all efforts to stop its spread across tropical Australia. Flickr/blundershot

Great invader’s poison could also be its downfall

The cane toad’s highly toxic poison could ultimately prove the most effective weapon against the invasive species itself…
Look out! They’re poisonous! AAP

Why don’t we cuddle funnel-webs?

Consider two furry Australian animals: the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) and the Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus). Both icons in their own way, both live only in Australia and both were…

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