News tagged with snake

Snake danger on the rise

With summer on the way, pet owners are being warned not to let their dogs or cats become one of the estimated thousands of snakebite statistics recorded in Australia each year.

dateSep 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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One step closer to cheaper antivenom

Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions, including the University of Copenhagen and the National Aquarium of Denmark (Den Blå Planet), have successfully identified the exact composition ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Other
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Snake scales protect steel against friction

A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly gripping the ground. It generates friction at the points needed to move forwards only and prevents its scales from being worn off by too much friction. Researchers of ...

dateAug 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Deadly jellyfish "milked" to save lives

An international research team led by University of Queensland venomologist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has developed a new technique for 'milking' box jellyfish to extract deadly venom for the development into lifesaving ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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