Snake sex involves mating balls, battles similar to arm-wrestling and, sometimes, asexual reproduction.
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One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
There are more than 3,000 species of snakes in the world and there is at least one type of snake on every continent except Antarctica.
An elusive, nocturnal snake has been rediscovered on an island off Mexico, after nearly 80 years. The snake's dark, spotted skin blends into its lava rock habitat.
A sea-faring snake spends months without drinking freshwater, then tanks up by drinking from pools of freshwater that accumulate after rainfall at the ocean's surface, new research suggests.
The flying snake gets a bit of glide by splaying out its ribs and deforming itself into a frisbee cross-section, new research suggests.
A flying snake flattens its body into the cross-section of a flying saucer in order to stay airborne, and that shape is surprisingly aerodynamic, new research has found.