The snake of paralysing beauty


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.

GALLERY: Deadly Oceans


Take a tour of the world’s deadliest sea creatures with these amazing images from Deadly Oceans: In Search Of The Deadliest Sea Creatures, a new book by conservation-led underwater photographers, biologists and journalists, Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown. Some of them might surprise you!

Deadly mushroom found in WA


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