Roadside research from the pinelands and coast to coast
"Roads are essentially the primary feature of human civilization at this point," according to Dane Ward, a doctoral student in environmental science at Drexel University who is presenting research at the ...
How the snake got its venom
The venom of advanced snakes is a mixture of dozens of different proteins and is an example of an evolutionary innovation – a novel trait that has arisen in a particular animal group and which has contributed ...
Young smooth snakes rely on reptiles
A new way of using DNA analysis to find out what reptiles have been eating has revealed that the UK's rarest snake species may be under pressure because it needs very different kinds of food at different ...
Why do snakes flick their tongues?
Many people think a snake's forked tongue is creepy. Every so often, the snake waves it around rapidly, then retracts it. Theories explaining the forked tongues of snakes have been around for thousands of ...
US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade
(AP)—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species.
Scientists gear up to fight deadly snake fungal disease
Researchers have developed a faster and more accurate way to test for infection with Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, a fungus that is killing snakes in the Midwest and eastern United States. The test also allows ...
Study finds mimicry increased in scarlet kingsnake snake after disappearance of coral snake
Death in the long grass: Myanmar's snake bite menace
Swaying with the hypnotic rhythm of the king cobra rearing up in front of him, Myanmar snake charmer Sein Tin feels protected from the venomous kiss of his dancing partner by an intricate array of "magical" ...
Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents
On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently.
Distinctive new wolf snake species discovered in Cambodia
A distinctively patterned wolf snake is the latest species to be discovered in Cambodia's diverse Cardamom Mountains.
Loss of African wildlife spurs a cascade of consequences in savannas
(Phys.org) —In African savannas, when the large animals are away, the mice—and snakes, fleas and ticks—will play.
Tracking turtles through time, study may resolve evolutionary debate
Turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodilians than to lizards and snakes, according to a study from Dartmouth, Yale and other institutions that examines one of the most contentious questions ...
Automated assembly of aircraft wings
Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities ...
Researchers find oldest fossil evidence of modern African venomous snakes
Ohio University scientists have found the oldest definitive fossil evidence of modern, venomous snakes in Africa, according to a new study published March 19 in the journal PLOS ONE.