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Caught on Camera

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2018

Painful snake bites may hold clues to developing analgesic drugs.

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Image of the Day: Overkill

By The Scientist Staff | October 6, 2017

The Sakishima habu (pitviper; Protobothrops elegans) can compensate for inept traits in the chemical composition of its venom by overdosing its prey.

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Snake Secrets

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.

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Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.

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Behavior Brief

By Catherine Offord | March 25, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Genome Digest

By Catherine Offord | January 8, 2016

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By Bob Grant | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.

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How Boas Kill

By Amanda B. Keener | July 23, 2015

Boa constrictors hunt by cutting off their preys’ blood supplies, not by suffocation, a study shows.

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Snakebites Get DNA Fingerprint Treatment

By Bob Grant | 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.

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