Articles by Claire Toureille
A snake in Australia yielded a record-breaking amount of venom during a milking session. The 3.1027g bite is enough to kill up to 100 people.
The Pelican spider, from Madagascar, remained unstudied for a long time after its discovery. A recent study of the arachnid reveals this blighter's secrets
Meme that originated on Twitter being taken seriously by teenagers who bite into pods of laundry detergent and upload videos on social media.
Report reveals direct link between vitamin D and testosterone levels after extensive International Index of Erectile Function tests on older men.
Norishige Kanai made headlines with tweet claiming he had grown 9cm since leaving for International Space Station.
A study by British scientists shows that around 69% of people who ever tried cigarettes go on to smoking daily for some time.
New Zealand has released its list of declined baby names for 2017. "Justyce-Krimson", "X" and "Saint" are among the names that were deemed unsuitable for newborns.
A video shows what happens when alligators get stuck in frozen water because of icy weather conditions. The reptiles are able to breathe by keeping their nostrils in the air
Researchers studied 50 years of child mortality in 20 members of the OECD. The US was the country with the highest death rates for infants and kids in their late teens.
BBC reporter Alex Dunlop only wanted to do his job but the lemurs at Banham Zoo in Norfolk had different ideas.
In rural China, people who believe in witches will ostracise entire families they are suspicious of. But it turns out the 'witches' will stick together to survive.
Slow TV - showing real-time events with minimal editing - is becoming increasingly popular and has finally reached Australia with this train footage. Viewers got on board.
A study looking at the physical effects smelling their partners' t-shirt had on women that were about to be confronted with stressful scenarios found it helped fight the stress.
Spiders are scary in themselves, but a huge spider shedding its skin? Some might not recover. A 7-minute-long video documents the creepy phenomenon
A teacher asked a simple riddle to his 6 year-old pupils expecting a simple answer. But a kid replied "death" and threw the whole class - and Twitter - into an existential crisis
A ready-to-wear fashion designer created a line of matching outfits for dogs called Dog a Porter. This photo gallery offers a close look at the work behind the pretty coats.
Royal Mail is releasing 15 Game of Thrones stamps to honour the British contribution to HBO's smash hit. Here's where to get them.
A man was ordered to pay his mother almost $1m for the sacrifices she made while raising him. She had made him sign a contract when he was 20 to make sure he'd give her money.
Map shows where the US sends its aid money and how it is used.
The city of Tel Aviv spent a year building a 36m high toy brick tower to honour the memory of an 8-year-old boy who died of cancer in 2014.