Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed to it.
Image copyright USGS National Wildlife Health Center/D.E. Green Image caption A northern water snake suffering from a fungal skin infection A potentially deadly fungal disease poses a significant threat to snakes all over the world, new research suggests. The pathogen, has been found in 23 species of wild snake in the US and three in […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lobsters may not exhibit recognisable symptoms of pain, but that doesn’t mean they don’t experience it, say some scientists “Lobster is one of those rare foods that you cook from a live state,” the recipe says. “Quickly plunge lobsters head-first into the boiling water… Boil for 15 minutes,” the […]
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeavy going for the James Clark Ross Scientists have had to abandon their plan to investigate the waters around the world’s biggest iceberg. The team, led by the British Antarctic Survey, was thwarted in its attempts to reach the massive block known as A-68 by thick sea-ice […]