A new book, about the suburban women who poisoned their husbands in post-war Sydney, explores their cold-blooded modus operandi and the hot dinners they prepared.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
The poisoning incident in Guinea-Bissau represents a loss of around 5% of the estimated national population of Hooded Vultures, which makes up 22% of the entire global population.
As soon as white colonists began farming sheep in Australia, they looked for a way to eradicate dingoes.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
The same deadly nerve agent used against a former Russian spy and his daughter could be linked to a second poisoning that killed a 44 year old woman in the UK.
Interdisciplinary research led to the discovery that three historic books were covered in a layer of arsenic.
Rat baits are widely used to keep rodent pests at bay. But many Australian reptiles are resistant to the poison, potentially spreading these deadly compounds up the food chain.
Hundreds of people have been warned after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent.
Medicinal chemists are tweaking a natural molecule that can be a deadly poison – a modified version might work as a nonhormonal male contraceptive.
Eating laundry detergent capsules online is not the fault of the younger generation. In modern society, attention is power.
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.
Plants produce toxic fruit for everything from deterring fungi to causing constipation.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.
The characteristics of chemical weapons also make them weapons of terror. They do not only injure the body. The threat of chemical weapons harms the minds of soldiers and civilians.
Everything you need to know about the humble spud.
Polonium's chemical properties made it the ideal secret weapon for the assassins of Alexander Litvinenko.
It's not just Australia's animals that can be deadly, there are plenty of dangerous plants too.
News that a leading manufacturer will cease making a well-known antivenom is not actually new.