Ethical issues attend the creation of animal-human chimeras.
July 27, 2015|
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.
July 27, 2015|
July 23, 2015|
Boa constrictors hunt by cutting off their preys’ blood supplies, not by suffocation, a study shows.
November 4, 2014|
Researchers have developed a technique for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.
June 12, 2014|
A harmless snake in the Carolina Sandhills has been mimicking a poisonous species for decades, and has become a better imitator since the latter went extinct.
March 20, 2014|
Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.
October 28, 2013|
Researchers detect neurons in the macaque brain that selectively respond to images of reptilian predators.
September 17, 2012|
Scientists find snakes give “virgin birth” in the wild for the first time
March 1, 2012|
An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.
November 16, 2011|
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
October 28, 2011|
The Burmese python’s heart triples in size after a nice big meal, thanks in part to a special blend of fatty acids.