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Posts tagged snakes

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.

November 19, 2007

 

Southern Copperhead In Aquarium

Poisonous Snakes

Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?

October 31, 2006

 

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Saguaro Boot

If you're ever in the desert look out for these peculiar boots. Hint: They aren't on cowboys' feet.

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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