Biomimetic nanosponges absorb toxins released by bacterial infections and venom
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. co ...
Robot snake automatically wraps around an object when thrown (w/ Video)
Harvard researchers develop new kind of soft robotic gripper
The power of estrogen -- male snakes attract other males
A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest ...
Snake-alike Titanoboa robot is beyond eek (w/ video)
Lizard fossil provides missing link in debate over snake origins
(PhysOrg.com) -- Until a recent discovery, theories about the origins and evolutionary relationships of snakes barely had a leg to stand on.
Snails with shells coiling to the left survive snake attacks (w/ Video)
Robot snake 'Uncle Sam' now climbs trees (w/ Video)
How cobras form hood flares
Ancient snakes living on Madagascar
"Blindsnakes are not very pretty, are rarely noticed, and are often mistaken for earthworms," admits Blair Hedges, professor of biology at Penn State University. "Nonetheless, they tell a very interesting ...
Scientists reveal how snakes 'see' at night
Scientists revealed Sunday for the first time how some snakes can detect the faint body heat exuded by a mouse a metre (three feet) away with enough precision and speed to hunt in the dark.
'Anaconda' meets 'Jurassic Park': Study shows ancient snakes ate dinosaur babies (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remains of an extraordinary fossil unearthed in 67-million-year-old sediments from Gujarat, western India provide a rare glimpse at an unusual feeding behavior in ancient snakes.
Snake uses tentacles to 'see' in the dark
Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators
In a deadly game of heads or tails venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing they have two heads, claims research published today in Marine Ecology.