Image of the Day: Making Waves
Image of the Day: Making Waves
Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, “diffracting” as they pass by an obstacle.
Image of the Day: Making Waves
Image of the Day: Making Waves

Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, “diffracting” as they pass by an obstacle.

Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, “diffracting” as they pass by an obstacle.

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Image of the Day: Snakes Alive
Image of the Day: Snakes Alive
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
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 | Jul 1, 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 | Jan 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain
Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2018
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.
Snake Sex Determination Dogma Overturned
Snake Sex Determination Dogma Overturned
Abby Olena | Jul 6, 2017
Researchers find that boas and pythons use an XY sex chromosome system, rather than the previously assumed ZW system found in some other snakes.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Snake Secrets
Snake Secrets
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
See a boa species that scientists hadn't witnessed alive in more than 50 years.