Not just for fictional villains anymore
Snake Venom Reflects More Than 100 Million Years of Evolution
Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Plus, hairy ice
The white stuff can stick around and ruin, well, pretty much everything. That puts the officials trying to fix it on a ticking clock.
Featuring a snake whose centipede dinner tried to claw out of its body and other… interesting examples
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.
Meet the world's first self-cloning python.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
High-speed movie cameras can shoot up to 20 million frames in the blink of an eye. The world is a mighty interesting place in ultimate slo-mo.
Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure