Notorious stinging trees from Australia cause agonising pain that can linger for weeks and even months. New research suggests this nettle relative is actually venomous, producing a toxin not unlike the venom of spiders.
The tragic Notre Dame cathedral fire last year produced more lead fallout than was initially reported by French authorities, potentially putting nearby residents at risk, new research suggests.
Swimmers in warm coastal regions often exhibit sting-like symptoms despite not coming into direct contact with venomous animals such as jellyfish. Scientists have now pinpointed the cause of these “stinging waters” to a particular jellyfish equipped with its own weaponised mucus.