Russia: Well, Maybe It Was Actually the UK That Poisoned Our Ex-Spy With Our Soviet-Era Nerve Agent

According to the BBC, Russian ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov now says that the nerve agent used in the poisoning of 66-year-old former Russian spy-turned-double-agent Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia Skripal in Salisbury may have actually came from a nearby British lab. Read More >>

Authorities to People Who Came Near Suspected Russian Nerve Agent: Please Wash Your Clothes

Authorities have advised members of the public who may have been in attendance at a pub or a restaurant in Salisbury to wash their clothes and clean personal items with wet wipes after a former Russian spy, his daughter, and a police officer were found poisoned with a nerve agent. Read More >>

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Can Joker Venom Be Real?

As long as there has been a Joker—and we’re going on eighty years with this guy—there has been, as well, a Joker venom. It debuted alongside him, in 1940s Batman #1, and has been a part of his arsenal ever since. Read More >>

An Alarming Number of Kids Are Getting Sick From Drinking Hand Sanitisers

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are practically everywhere these days, but a new government report suggests an increasing number of children are ingesting these products and getting quite sick. Troublingly, many of these kids are drinking sanitisers to get a quick buzz from the alcohol. Read More >>

Tourists Kill Bahamas’ Swimming Pigs Because We Can’t Have Anything Nice

Some days, humans just generally suck. And then there are days when you realise why this planet is trying so hard to just wipe us out. Read More >>

Wimbledon in Poisoning Storm After Gabriella Taylor’s Leptospirosis Nightmare

First Crufts, now Wimbledon. Scotland Yard is investigating claims that junior tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at the tournament last month. Read More >>

Accused Dating Site Serial Killer Faces Multitude of Additional Charges

Possible serial killer Stephen Port, who's already charged with drugging and killing four men he met through gay dating sites, has had more charges added to his record of shame, including failed poisonings, rapes and other assaults. Read More >>

A Common Artificial Sweetener is Poisoning Dogs

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it poisons dogs. Read More >>

Ancient Ancestor of Two Notorious Poisons Looks Dangerously Delicious

Amber delivers a slice of ancient life, showing us everything from early predation to the earliest preserved erect penis. Now, in a 30-year-old amber collection, scientists have found the earliest ancestor of those famous drawing-room mystery poisons, strychnine and curare. Read More >>

Here Is Yet Another Reason to Fear Geese

We all know that geese are loud, obnoxious devil-birds which attack in packs. Here’s another nasty trick. One kind of goose deliberately doses itself with poison, so it will kill anyone who eats it. Read More >>

How Much [X] Could You Eat Before It Would Kill You?

Toxicologists have a saying that "the dose makes the poison", meaning that anything and everything can kill you in large enough quantities. So here we take five incredibly common (and usually benign) foods and household items to their illogical conclusion. Ever contemplated eating 480 bananas? Don't do it. Read More >>

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The US Once Poisoned Alcohol Supplies to Scare People Away From Drinking

Today I found out that in an effort to scare people away from drinking alcohol, the American government once poisoned certain alcohol supplies; this resulted in the death of over 10,000 American Citizens. Read More >>

Plastic Food Packaging Could be Poisoning Us, Warn Scientists

The acres of plastic that wraps our food stuff and stops it going limp could be causing long-term damage to our health, according to researchers, with nasty stuff -- including tiny does of formaldehyde -- leeching from packaging into the stuff we consume. Read More >>

Inside a Lethal Exhibit Dedicated to the Power of Poison

Poison can be a curse, a killer, and even a medicine, an alchemical substance that appears in everything from myth to literature. You might not think of poison as being this multifaceted, but that's exactly what the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit, The Power of Poison, delightfully urges you to do. Read More >>

Poison-Eating “Super Rats” Spreading Across the UK

The use of poison in the UK is having one very unfortunate side effect, in that we're effectively breeding a super-race of rats that are immune to current poisons and happily chomp away on rat poison like it's a pleasant snack left out for them by their caring owners. Read More >>