movies
In Venom’s First Trailer, Venom Is Nowhere to Be Found

After months of secrecy and uncertainty about just what Sony’s Venommight look and feel like on the big screen, the first trailer has finally dropped. Read More >>

science
Why These Bats Laugh in the Face of North America’s Most Venomous Scorpion

When pallid bats are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, they shrug it off as if nothing even happened, which is odd considering this predatory arachnid is the most venomous scorpion in all of North America. New research explains how this unusual level of immunity is possible—a finding that could translate to an entirely new class of painkillers for humans. Read More >>

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The Venom Film Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland. Read More >>

science
These Sea Urchins Have a Terrifying Self-Defence Strategy

Prey animals are capable of defending themselves in an amazing of ways, but when it comes to mounting a sophisticated biological counter-attack, sea urchins have taken it to another level. When attacked by predatory fish, these humble echinoderms release a hostile cloud of tiny jaws that act independently of the urchin itself, attacking the fish and releasing the venom contained within them. Read More >>

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These Fish Inject Predators With Opioid Venom and That’s Not Even the Coolest Part

Fangblennies are tiny reef-dwelling fish only two inches long that look like they came from some adorable deep-sea vampire movie. Only, if you’re a predator and you piss them off, they will wreck the shit out of you with their opioid-laced venom. Read More >>

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Sony Just Randomly Announced a Venom Movie Will Be Out Next Year

This is straight-up crazy. Pretty much out of the blue, Sony has announced it will release a Venom movie on October 5th, 2018, possibly directed by Alex Kurtzman. Read More >>

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The Deadliest Cobras Also Look the Most Terrifying

Cobras are renowned for their devastating flesh-eating venom, and the dramatic way they rear their heads upwards to flare their hoods. New research clarifies the purpose of these tactics and how they emerged among cobras—insights that could help scientists develop more powerful anti-venoms, and help you spot an especially deadly cobra before it’s too late. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Newest Event Miniseries Is Pretty Much ‘But What if Everyone Was Venom?’

Are you prepared for another Marvel event? The comics publisher is hoping you are—and this latest one is bringing a tonne of new Venoms into the Marvel universe. Read More >>

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Australian Zoo Wants You to Catch Deadly Venomous Spiders 

You probably already know that Australia has some really terrifying spiders (though apparently they aren’t as dangerous as the bees). One of those eight-legged monsters is the Sydney funnel web spider, a potentially deadly arachnid inhabiting a small semicircle on the eastern Australian coast that includes the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Manufacturers rely on spider venom supplied from the park to produce a spider bite antidote. Read More >>

animals
The Venom From This Snake Will Make Your Life a Living Hell

The menacingly beautiful blue coral snake preys on other fast moving, venomous snakes. To immobilise its prey, this reptile employs a particularly nasty venom—one that makes the last moments of the victim’s life a living hell. Read More >>

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Watch What Snake Venom Does to Human Blood

Blood isn’t supposed to plop out like a solid like that but that’s what happens when a snake’s haemotoxic venom gets mixed in with human blood, it thickens liquid blood into this congealed jelly substance. It’s pretty gross. But this is how a venomous snakebite affects the body of its prey, a lot of tiny blood clots form inside the bloodstream causing fatal blockages. Read More >>

science
Venomous Frogs Use Deadly Face Spines to Slay Their Enemies

It’s common sense that you shouldn’t try to eat a poison dart frog. But you probably don’t want to go anywhere near one of these adorable little suckers, which use the tiny, bony spines on their faces to jab threatening animals with a venom more potent than that of a deadly pit-viper. Read More >>

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Please Stop Comparing Every Security Flaw to Heartbleed

After security firm CrowdStrike discovered a virtual machine security flaw that could (in theory) put millions of data centres at risk for malware attack this week, the comparisons came on hot, sticky, and thick. It was Heartbleed, all over again.....but this time, even WORSE. Read More >>

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This is What a Jellyfish Sting Looks Like in Microscopic Slow Motion

If you've ever been stung by a jellyfish, you'll know how incredibly painful it is. Their tentacles are covered in explosive cells that are like miniature hypodermic syringes filled with venom — and in this video, you can see how they work in microscopic slow motion. Read More >>