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Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 13:17

It`s nursing season in Europe`s biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores - but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.

How spider toxin can protect crops from insects

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:21

In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.

Scorpion`s venom can make cancer cells `glow`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:37

In what can alter the course of cancer treatment in the near future, researchers have found a compound that appears to pinpoint all of the malignant cells in a patient`s body.

WHO had asked India to ban toxin that killed children

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 19:46

The pesticide that killed 23 schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes as its "high acute toxicity".

China hit by yet another milk scandal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 21:37

A cancer-causing toxin was found in milk produced by a leading company.

Toxin found in sardines that clogged US marina

Last Updated: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 09:41

High levels of domoic acid were found in sardines, which may have distressed them off LA coast.