Removing tree canopy to create breeding areas for timber rattlesnakes also brings in predators like hawks and bobcats, research finds.
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After frogs in protected area of Panama died off en masse, the snakes that ate them began to disappear, too. It shows the extent of our "biodiversity crisis."
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"For the first time, we now have a full list of venom-relevant toxin genes of the Indian cobra." The genome sequencing could lead to new anti-venom.
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An entire rattlesnake turned up in a coprolite, or fossilized feces. Here are two potential explanations.
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The way desert snakes change direction when they encounter an obstacle could help design better search and rescue robots, researchers say.
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A new World Health Organization strategy will try to fight the effects of deadly snakebites, which affect almost 5.5 million people every year.
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