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December 16, 2013

 

A closeup of a roach

Another One For The Roaches

Despite your best chemical defenses, cockroaches are evolving to bug you even more.

September 6, 2013

 

shelled and salted cashews

Why Cashews Aren’t Sold In The Shell

If you misplaced your nutcracker, cashews are the way to go. Ever wonder why they are never sold with a shell?

November 18, 2011

 

acokanthera flower

Do Poisonous Rats Exist?

Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)

June 16, 2009

 

Cobra in snake charmer's basket

Spitting Cobras

Spitting Cobras, found in Africa and Asia, kill thousands of people each year. Learn about their deadly fangs on this Moment of Science.

March 12, 2008

 

Man On The Floor With Cyanide Apple In Hand

How Cyanide Kills

Learn how cyanide kills on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2007

 

Southern Copperhead In Aquarium

Poisonous Snakes

Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?

September 8, 2005

 

A Brown Recluse Bite

You probably know that a brown recluse spider is poisonous. Well, brown recluse venom is both cytotoxic, meaning it can kill cells, and hemolytic, meaning it can destroy red blood cells. The extent of what this means if you’re bitten by a brown recluse varies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005

 

A Snake’s Sixth Sense

The vomeronasal system, a snake’s sixth sense. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Green Potatoes

The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.

September 27, 2003

 

Stray cat with turquoise eyes

Do Cats Eat Spiders?

What all goes into a cats diet? One thing is for sure, they like to eat. But how much can these felines handle?

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