Is Scorpion Venom The Most Expensive Liquid In The World? Find Out In Issue 4 Of CURIOUS - Out Now

Enjoy it on your smartphone, laptop, or download a PDF to read later.

guest author image

Creative Team

Guest Author

scorpion venom value
Scorpion venom's value, sports in space, and glimpse into sun allergies in issue 4 of CURIOUS. Image credit: IFLScience

The latest issue of IFLScience’s free digital magazine CURIOUS is out now, bringing you science highlights for the month plus deep dives into intriguing topics, interviews, exclusives, diary dates, and explanations for some of Earth’s most perplexing natural phenomena and landscapes.

CURIOUS is the perfect read if you’re after a more relaxed form of scientific exploration to savor at your leisure. Best of all, you can get it delivered straight to your inbox free of charge, and even download a PDF for offline reading, so you can always have the latest issue to hand to spice up that daily commute.


Join us as we put curious questions to top experts, share excerpts from the latest science books, and tackle some of the most challenging topics across science. Are you CURIOUS? Find out what to expect from Issue 4 below, which you can read for free here

Subscribe to the IFLScience newsletter and get every issue of CURIOUS delivered to your inbox free each month. 

In This Issue...


Is Scorpion Venom Really The Most Expensive Liquid In The World?
As Rachael Funnell finds out, while a minute amount of venom can fetch a pretty serious penny, don't expect to make your millions from it. 



Does Our Sporting Future Lie Beyond Earth's Atmosphere? 
That is the question Stephen Luntz explores as we look to the future of entertainment off-world and even the logistics of microgravity sports. 


Can You Really Be Allergic To The Sun?
The short answer is yes. In this interview, Katy Evans spoke to leading sun allergy expert Dr Robert Sarkany who delved deep into the many ways the Sun, despite giving us life, can also not be our friend.  



Take a serene dive into the sacred cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula that lay hidden beneath Mexico's surface.


Scientist, professor, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and contributing author to Greta Thunberg's new The Climate Book, Johan Rockström tells us why he's still optimistic it's not too late to save the planet.


Plus: News, diary dates, what to see, watch, and read this month, and much more. 

Read Issue 4 of IFLScience's Free Digital Magazine CURIOUS RIGHT HERE

Issue 5 drops on November 27 so subscribe to our newsletter and get it delivered directly to your inbox at the end of each month. Catch up with Issue 1, Issue 2, and Issue 3 while you're waiting.

Are you CURIOUS? Well go on, take a look.

  • tag
  • multimedia