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These are the most common allergies (and the deadliest)
Seasonal allergies always hit hard, but you might be surprised by what kills people.
When scientific pursuits become death sentences
Biologists spend long periods of time around the organisms they study. Sometimes that exposure has unintended effects.
Rattlesnake venom is lethal, but understanding it could save lives
The reptile produces the most potent venom of any rattlesnake from only a handful of ingredients.
The US is running out of wasp venom. That’s bad.
The same ingredient that causes severe allergic reactions in some people can also help save them. But new FDA guidelines are making it harder to come by.
The longest species of snakes that slither the planet
Pythons the size of telephone poles, boas the length of school buses, and a 12-foot pit viper named “Silent Death.”
The best remedy for a snakebite: carry car keys
Snakes rarely bite humans. If they do, here's how to deal with it.
Finding opioid alternatives in cone snail stings
To Baldomero Olivera, venom is nature's drug industry.
Certain weather makes you more likely to get a rattlesnake bite
When it rains, it pours (snakes).
This newly-discovered wasp has a horrifying stinger—but what it uses it for is even worse
That's some big stinger energy.
Rising temperatures are opening new territories for venomous creatures—including your backyard
Welcome to the neighborhood, fire ants! Sure is hot out today!