Snow White totally could have happened
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?
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Snake Venom Reflects More Than 100 Million Years of Evolution
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.
Research professor Jenny Stynoski doesn't flinch from venomous snakes, poisonous frogs, or solo trips to the jungle at night. Tropical banana spiders, on the other hand...
Featuring a snake whose centipede dinner tried to claw out of its body and other… interesting examples
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
Animals (including humans) are constantly adapting to their environments. Here are ten reminders that this incredible process is constant—not limited to the distant past
Traps, lamps, poison and fire
A former spy's excruciating death by radiation poisoning marks the beginning of an era of high-tech hit men who can kill from anywhere
The first mammal (except for humans) known to do such a thing
The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
From arsenic to Prozac to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.
Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.
Meet the world's first self-cloning python.
Cancer researchers stumble on a ricin treatment.
Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth and it's scarily easy to make.
At the dawn of Prohibition, the future of happy hour looked bleak, but PopSci's archives reveal that within every speakeasy resides a science lab, and within every bootlegger, an unlikely inventor or chemist
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.