India, the land of snakes, has several more venomous species than was realized. And if you get bit, you have an urgent need to know which kind it was.
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Remains from a 95-million-year-old marine creature with nubs for legs sheds light on how lizards crept along the evolutionary conveyor belt and morphed into slinky snakes.
If the French had teeth like the Iwasaki snail-eating snake, they wouldnâ€™t need tongs and tiny pitchforks to eat escargot.
The Asian snake Rhabdophis tigrinus is one tough customer. Not only can it swallow toxic toads and live to tell. It also uses the toadÃs poison for its own defense.
When a white-handed gibbon spots a lurking leopard, rather than high tailing it in the opposite direction, the furry ape will actually draw closer to its foe and belt out a song.
Scientists have discovered how pit vipers can turn blurry blobs into useful images with striking clarity.
Our immune systems might already be effective in protecting us against small doses of venom from certain snakes and insects without any outside help.
Your keen eyesight can be traced back to an arms race between snakes and early primates, according to a radical new theory.