WASHINGTON - Scientists in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog, which may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians and the evolution of poison.
Police: Girl, 6, tied up, punished for taking food
ROANOKE, Va. — Relatives of a 6-year-old girl in southwestern Virginia are accused of punishing her for taking food from the kitchen by repeatedly tying her up in a bedroom, surrounded by rubber snakes and spiders to scare her, police said Tuesday.
ALLEPPEY - A group of foreign nationals, participating in the 57th edition of ‘Nehru Trophy Boat Race’, took time off from their busy training schedule to hone their skills at singing ‘Vanchipattu’ or, the boat songs with local villagers here.
NEW DELHI - A girl in China has a snake for a pet and takes it for a crawl every morning in her community.
WASHINGTON - A new research has claimed that in a deadly game of heads or tails, venomous sea snakes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans deceive their predators into believing they have two heads, when in fact, their second head is actually their tail.
Man pulls snake from car engine with ‘chopsticks’
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There were a couple of things wrong with Katie Prewitt’s Geo Tracker. There was the rope that seemed to hang from the car’s undercarriage. And then that hissing noise; maybe a faulty emissions valve. She took the car into her husband’s Klamath Falls body shop, but Dave Prewitt wasn’t quite sure what to make of the problem, either. He called his friend Martin Schenck, who works across the street at Downtown Automotive, looking for a little help.
Biologist finds rare garter snakes in California
STOCKTON, Calif. — A Northern California biologist says he has found a population of giant garter snakes, a federally threatened species that many thought had vanished.
WASHINGTON - A new research by scientists has named mammals and many species of birds and fish as evolution’s “winners”, while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known as the tuatara are among the “losers”.
AYODHYA/ ALLAHABAD - Thousands of Hindu devotees observed the festival of Nag Panchami in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The festival involves the worship of snakes.