Serotonin got famous as the joy chemical—the one that could lift depression and put us in a good mood. It’s also in the venom of many animals, from hornets to snakes, and in some cases it’s lethal.
The bite of a Brazilian wandering spider might not kill you, but it can make you wish you were dead. The cocktail of toxins in its venom produces a suite of not-so-delightful effects like swelling, intense pain, paralysis, and if you’re male, a painful erection that lasts for hours.
Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars might just be the best thing to come from Marvel’s ongoing Secret Wars event. It’s not only filled with brilliant deep cuts for the classic ‘80s comic crossover, but it’s irreverently funny—and this week, it takes on the most iconic moment from the original event.…
After reading Sam Raimi's explanation of just went wrong with Spider-Man 3, a lot of the blame for the comparatively lackluster movie fell on the shoulders of one character: Peter Parker's symbiotic frenemy, Venom. But could one change have saved the movie?
The Venom movie is still trying to decide which iteration of the character to base the film on. How long will it take Oliver to find Thea on Arrow? Jessica Lange describes her circus owner in American Horror Story. And Ben Mackenzie details the difficulties of being a good cop in Gotham. Spoilers now!
Is a major DC hero left out of Batman v. Superman after all? Find out why Venom deserves his own movie, and why Gotham is so diverse. Jenna Coleman explains why Clara's fate will be a major surprise on Doctor Who. Plus, what elements from Star Wars Rebels will make it to Episode VII? Spoilers now!
Meet Keesingia gigas, one of a pair of new species of Irukandji jellyfish recently discovered off the coast of Western Australia. It's confusing researchers because it appears not to have any tentacles.
Steven Moffat goes into more detail about how Doctor Who will address Peter Capaldi's previous appearances. The Under the Dome cast talks about the "penetrable" Dome. And previews of True Bloodand this Fall's CW shows. Plus, which actor is all set to return for Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Spoilers now!
Science and nature cartoonist Rosemary Mosco's latest webcomic explains the difference between venomous and poisonous in just half a dozen panels (fewer, if you count the intro and the kicker), which makes it as pithily informative as it is charming.
Stan Lee drops hints about his Avengers 2 cameo. Guillermo del Toro talks about the chances of making a Hellboy 3 and Haunted Mansion. Constantine casts a female lead. Zachary Quinto mulls returning as Sylar for Heroes: Reborn. Plus, behind-the-scenes looks at Arrow and The Flash. Spoilers now!
Check out tons of X-Men character artwork! Fede Alvarez talks Evil Dead 2. There won't be any smooth sailing for Cosima and Delphine on Orphan Black. The Walking Dead adds a new regular, but it's not clear who he's playing. Plus, finale news from Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, and Supernatural. Spoilers now!
You probably only think of spiders as the horrible venomous arachnids that use two of their legs to pry open your eyelids so they can inject your eyeballs with venom while you're sleeping. Turns out? When you look at how they evolved to produce that venom they get even scarier.
Don't expect to see Miles Morales take over as the movie Spider-Man, ever. There's an unsubstantiated rumor about the title of Star Wars: Episode VII. Early reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road are ridiculously upbeat. Plus, Andy Serkis is advising on the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spoilers now!
Perhaps a better way to phrase it would be "he wants to envenomate you", since this recently "extinct" little creature can bite you and pump you full of venom. It's one of the few venomous mammals on Earth, and perhaps the only one that injects venom exactly the way a snake does.
A toy box reveals the backstory for Godzilla. Karen Gillan talks her big fight with Zoe Saldana in Guardians of the Galaxy. And just what is the history between Sarah and the new character Cal on Orphan Black? Plus a major Hulk character comes to Agents of SHIELD. Spoilers now!
Not to be left out of the massive spanning world of comic book continuity Marvel Studios has mastered, Sony is expanding the Spider-Man brand with two new major VILLAIN movies. Yes, Venom is finally getting his own movie, and so is the anti-Spidey gang the Sinister Six. And wait until you hear who's making it!
Food allergies are common, but so too are adverse reactions to insect stings. But while allergic reactions to bee stings can be damaging or even deadly, new evidence shows that it’s our body’s way of trying to protect us — a reaction that for some people goes way too far.
Venom can turn a seemingly weak and tiny creature into a feared killer. But what, exactly, does it mean for an animal to be "venomous"? And which venomous species are the most deadly to humans? Here's what we know.
Adi Shankar and Phil Joanou are the makers of the phenomenal (and unofficial) Punisher short "Laundry Day," which starred Thomas Jane himself. Now they're back with True Blood star Ryan Kwanten as Eddie Brock in a fantastic 17-minute short better than the entirety of Spider-Man 3, titled "Truth in Advertising."