poison

AI

How to Turn a Pair of Glasses Into an AI-Fooling Spy Tool

Perfect for a sci-fi heist.
Jordan Pearson
12.19.17
bad ideas

Experts Call This Mushroom-Identifying App 'Potentially Deadly'

Its creator says it's only meant to be used as a reference.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.25.17
poison

Mr. Yuk: The Popular, Ineffective Poison Control Symbol

Why an attempt to revamp poison warnings for children failed.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.23.17
crime

The Crackdown on the Dark Web Poison Trade

Several vendors and buyers have been caught out by undercover agents.
Joseph Cox
7.21.15
Science

The Arsenic-Proof People of the Andes

Researchers studied the first human population that can digest the king of poisons.
Ben Richmond
3.4.15
Features

The Giant Toxic Hole Eating Peru's Highest City

The 'highest city in the world' is being swallowed by an appetite for metal.
Arthur Holland Michel
10.10.14
venom

Getting Bit

The science behind envenomation.
Michael Byrne
7.19.14
Motherboard Blog

Ricin, the Poison on Letters and Umbrellas

Unpleasant doesn’t begin to describe what ricin does to you. Don’t be like the KGB; don't ricin anyone, guys.
Ben Richmond
6.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Why Is China's Internet Turning to Obama To Solve a Decades-Old Poisoning Mystery?

Zhu Ling's story begins with her poisoning in 1995, and ends with the Boston bombing, high-ranking government officials, and calls for someone's head.
ALEX PASTERNACK
5.9.13
Motherboard Blog

Richard the Lionheart Wasn't Poisoned, Analysis of the Long-Dead King's Heart Shows

New clues reveal he may not have died quite as romantically as many long believed.
Austin Considine
3.1.13
Motherboard Blog

China's Gutter Oil Purveyors Are the Meth Dealers of the Food World

When I first heard about Chinese gutter oil, I thought it was a joke. I was unfortunately wrong, but in my defense, I never would have imagined that people would be "rendering cooking oil out of discarded meat":http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2011/0...
Derek Mead
4.4.12