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Posts tagged snakes

May 13, 2016

 

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Anaconda!

Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

December 11, 2015

 

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The Snake with Four Legs

A paleobiologist makes a discover about a snake fossil—it once had four legs to stand on.

August 29, 2014

 

Paradise tree snakes coiled around a branch

Flying Snakes

Snakes are best known for their slithering, but scientists have discovered a "flying" species.

May 8, 2014

 

Close up of an albino snake

Snakes And Spiders

Learn about phobias to snakes and spiders on this edition of A Moment of Science.

March 18, 2014

 

Close-up of a yellow and black snake

Scared Of Snakes

Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.

July 30, 2013

 

snake on the jungle floor

Staying Warm

You probably already know that humans are warm-blooded, while creatures like snakes are cold-blooded. Scientists prefer the terms endothermic and ectothermic.

June 4, 2010

 

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Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

Why are snake's tongues shaped the way they are?

June 3, 2010

 

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A Snake’s 6th Sense: The Vomeronasal System

Sometimes it seems like snakes have a sixth sense. You may call their "sixth sense" the vomeronasal system.

June 16, 2009

 

Cobra in snake charmer's basket

Spitting Cobras

Spitting Cobras, found in Africa and Asia, kill thousands of people each year. Learn about their deadly fangs on this Moment of Science.

April 8, 2008

 

Squirrel killing a snake

Squirrels and Snakeskin

Have you ever heard that some squirrels eat snakeskin? Maybe you haven't, but it's true. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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