How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species

Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.

Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.

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Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
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Stem cells from nine snake species respond to tissue culturing techniques previously used only on mouse and human stem cells.
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
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An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.
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Scientists have found the 99-million-year-old remains of a baby snake.
 Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Steve Graff | Jun 30, 2018
The brown tree snake has wreaked havoc on the island of Guam, but one solution to the problem could lie in the serpent’s own physiology.
Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails
Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain
Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2017
Painful snake bites may hold clues to developing analgesic drugs.
Image of the Day: Overkill
Image of the Day: Overkill
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 6, 2017
The Sakishima habu (pitviper; Protobothrops elegans) can compensate for inept traits in the chemical composition of its venom by overdosing its prey.