Snakes

nature
nature

Why Snakes' Biggest Defenders Are In Favor of Killing Them

Nature is cruel sometimes.
Sarah Emerson
1.18.16
Science
Science

New Evidence Suggests Why Snakes Lost Their Legs

A 90-million year old skull is helping solve one of evolution’s biggest mysteries
Daniel Oberhaus
11.28.15
Review
Review

'Animal Inspector' Is Like 'Hot or Not' for Pets

If that pet snake is lame, it’s your job to let the world know.
Brittany Vincent
11.22.15
News
News

Wanna See a Snake with Two Legs?

Yale paleontologists studied the snake's family tree to look for it's most-recent ancestor...and found it most likely had two little snake legs.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.20.15
Science
Science

This Robo-Snake Learned How to Climb Sand Dunes From Real Snakes

It can chase you up 20-degree slopes.
Jason Koebler
10.9.14
earth
earth

Snake Farms Could Tackle the Billion Dollar Black Market for Python Skin

As long as fashion demands snakeskin, captive breeding could be a sustainable solution.
Victoria Turk
4.2.14
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Perfectly Reasonable, USDA-Backed Dead Mouse Parachute Drop

Operation Dead Mouse Drop is part of an $8 million anti-snake campaign.
Ben Richmond
12.4.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Feds Will Soon Make It Rain with Dead, Poisoned Mice in Guam

The mice are a clever effort to curb an invasive snake species that has eliminated almost all bird life on the island.
Austin Considine
2.22.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Video: The Snake Lover Who Mainlines Toxic Venom

We met with a guy who's been injecting himself with snake venom for 20 years, and he looks better than ever.
Joe Stramkowski
1.17.13
Florida
Florida

The Great Burmese Python Hunt of 2013

Florida's government invites you to drop in, grab a rifle and go shoot yourself some big 'ol invasive snakes. Yes, there is a cash prize.
Greg Thomas
1.14.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

How Titanoboa, History's Largest Snake, Is a Paleo-Thermometer

Several years ago a coal mine in Columbia turned up some fossils, which is quite common for industrial digging sites, and they sometimes even let paleontologists play with their finds. This particular dig included a good bit of vertebrate material...
Ryan Haupt
5.8.12