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The truth about white-tail spiders

Wildlife

White-tail spiders have gained a frightening reputation since the 1980s – much of it undeserved. We’ve answered your questions about these misunderstood and maligned arachnids.

The snake of paralysing beauty

News

The blue coral snake can shock every nerve in your body with a single bite. A new study reveals how its venom works, and could lead to new pain management treatment.

Deadly mushroom found in WA

News

Western Australians are being warned not to collect and eat wild mushrooms, after a potentially fatal death cap was identified in the region.