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2008-02-28 06:00:00

Texas, like the rest of the nation, continues losing ground in its war against non-native, invasive species. This month, giant salvinia, one of the most destructive and persistent of alien aquatic plants, was documented for the first time in three more Texas lakes -- Rayburn, Palestine and Brandy Branch. Discovered in Texas in a single small pond in Houston only a decade ago, salvinia has spread to dozens of public and private waters across the eastern third of the state. Able to grow so...

2007-10-22 06:00:00

In October 2008, the U.S. plans to stop production of its only coral snake antivenin. But Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Natural Toxins Research Center might have found a replacement, according to a news release from the center. The potential replacement is a Mexican-based product called Coralmyn, which, according to the news release, is even better than the existing product. Coralmyn is effective at neutralizing the effects of both the Eastern coral snake and the Texas coral snake,...

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2007-01-30 17:37:43

Research may hold promise for medical treatment of high blood pressure Most snakes are born with poisonous bites they use for defense. But what can non-poisonous snakes do to ward off predators? What if they could borrow a dose of poison by eating toxic toads, then recycling the toxins? That's exactly what happens in the relationship between an Asian snake and a species of toad, according to a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Integrative...

2006-08-17 22:20:32

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood is dealing moviegoers a wild card this weekend. Industry experts are all over the map as to how well, or not so well, New Line Cinema's Internet phenomenon "Snakes on a Plane" will do at the domestic boxoffice. Ever since the Internet digerati took hold of the title of the film, buzz has been unlike anything the Internet has seen, especially for a nonsequel. And since Samuel L. Jackson came aboard, the buzz has climbed...

2006-08-18 00:20:00

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is dealing moviegoers a wild card this weekend. Industry experts are all over the map as to how well, or not so well, New Line Cinema's Internet phenomenon "Snakes on a Plane" will do at the domestic boxoffice. Ever since the Internet digerati took hold of the title of the film, buzz has been unlike anything the Internet has seen, especially for a nonsequel. And since Samuel L. Jackson came aboard, the buzz has climbed to a fever pitch. But that all...

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2006-07-31 07:43:28

The ability to spot venomous snakes may have played a major role in the evolution of monkeys, apes and humans, according to a new hypothesis by Lynne Isbell, professor of anthropology at UC Davis. The work is published in the July issue of the Journal of Human Evolution. Primates have good vision, enlarged brains, and grasping hands and feet, and use their vision to guide reaching and grasping. Scientists have thought that these characteristics evolved together as early primates used their...

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2006-04-19 15:55:00

NEW YORK -- A fossil find in Argentina has revealed a two-legged creature that's the most primitive snake known, a discovery that promises to fire up the scientific debate about whether snakes evolved on land or in the sea. The snake's anatomy and the location of the fossil show it lived on land, researchers said, adding evidence to the argument that snakes evolved on land. Snakes are thought to have evolved from four-legged lizards, losing their legs over time. But scientists have long...

2006-03-23 12:12:45

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As film back-stories go, this one is fairly serpentine. The Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Snakes on a Plane," which wrapped last September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras this month for five days of additional shooting in Los Angeles. In this case, it wasn't the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, distributor New Line Cinema decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13...

2006-03-23 09:41:22

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As film back-stories go, this one is fairly serpentine. The Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Snakes on a Plane," which wrapped last September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras this month for five days of additional shooting in Los Angeles. In this case, it wasn't the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, distributor New Line Cinema decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13...

2005-07-01 10:01:18

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Venomous snakes hampered the search forpeople missing in swirling floodwaters on Friday as parts ofeastern Australia were declared a disaster area afterdrought-easing rains swamped rural towns. New South Wales state premier Bob Carr declared a disasterin Lismore, about 600 km (370 miles) north of Sydney, a dayafter 3,000 residents of the farming town were advised toevacuate their homes. At least one man died. In neighboring Queensland state, volunteers on...


Latest Snakes Reference Libraries

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2013-08-10 09:00:29

The N-Gage device is a combination mobile phone and handheld game system. It was produced by Nokia and released on October 7, 2003. The N-Gage QD replaced the original in 2004. The buttons were designed for a phone which made the unit difficult for game play and the cost was twice that of the Game Boy Advance, both reasons contributing to the system's unsuccessful run in the market. Nokia shipped 400,000 units to retailers in the first two weeks of release, but independent market research...

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2007-03-19 18:17:36

The Checkered Keelback or Asiatic Water Snake, Xenochrophis piscator, is a common species of non-venomous snake found in Asia. The species is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan. It is found in China in the provinces of Chekiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, Nan Ao Island, Hainan, Guangxi, and Yunnan. Colorations of the Checkered Keelback vary, some consisting of dark spots arranged in a quincunx-like...

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2007-02-14 07:22:46

The File Snake is one of three primitive species of snake known as xenophidian that are from the family Acrochordidae. They are found in Australia and Indonesia. They are becoming a rare species as their hides are used for leather products. File Snakes range in length from 2 to 8 feet. They are entirely aquatic, lacking the broad belly-scales found in most other species of snakes. Their skin is loose and baggy, giving the impression of being several sizes too large for the snake. The...

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2005-06-15 17:02:02

Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous New World snakes (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus) which have a small jointed rattle on their tails. They use this rattle as a warning device when they feel threatened. The rattle is composed of a series of nested, hollow beads which are actually modified scales from the tail-tip. Each time the snake sheds its skin, a new rattle segment is added. Since they may shed their skins many times a year (depending on food supply and consequent growth rates), and...

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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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