Snake Venom Reflects More Than 100 Million Years of Evolution
Don't be fooled by those big brown eyes.
Arun Majumdar has to decide which researchers will get millions of dollars, and he has to do it fast. He must spark an energy revolution within 20 years, or it's lights out for us all.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Plus, hairy ice
Not just for fictional villains anymore
Featuring a snake whose centipede dinner tried to claw out of its body and other… interesting examples
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The smallest of 3,100 known species, this snake is as thin as a spaghetti noodle
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear.
Meet the world's first self-cloning python.
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
Mice who got nanosponge injections survived lethal doses of toxins.
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
A mass animal-hunting contest that actually, well, makes sense.
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?