The Serpents of Liberty
From the colonial period to the end of the US Civil War, the rattlesnake sssssssymbolized everything from evil to unity and power.
How Snakes Swallow
A snake’s ability to swallow enormous prey has long been a source of fascination, but the common explanation that they dislocate their jaws is a myth.
Venom’s Healing Touch
Venom kills thousands every year, but research is showing that venom can heal as well. Venom works in a way that most drugs can only dream of.
Can Animals Really Predict Earthquakes?
Stories of animals behaving erratically before earthquakes have circulated for thousands of years.
Help is on the Way for Snakebite Victims
Researchers have developed a way to identify the species of snake through a DNA swab of the bite, without killing it.