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July 4, 2019


The Danger Of Spitting Cobras

The scariest thing about cobras is that some species don’t even have to bite you to injure you. They can spit poison a distance of three feet, and they always aim for the eyes.

September 26, 2017


A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

When Snakes Had Four Legs

Scientists are still trying to figure out why ancient lizards evolved into snakes.

September 13, 2017


A copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Parthenogenesis In Snakes

Parthenogenesis is a scientific term for a virgin birth that takes place in species that usually reproduce sexually.

August 11, 2017


The most frequently portrayed image of autocannibalism is the ouroboros symbol.


Autocannibalism is when animals eat parts of their own bodies.

May 13, 2016




Though exaggerated in Hollywood creature features, anacondas are monstrous!

December 11, 2015



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



Flying Snakes

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

May 8, 2014


Are you more afraid of spiders, or are you more afraid of snakes?

Snakes And Spiders

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

March 18, 2014


If we're anything like macaques, we may have special neuronal circuits that are devoted to snake-detection.

Scared Of Snakes

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

June 4, 2010


Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

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

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