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Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—How can virtual reality help researchers design better prosthetics? What are the implications for locked-in patients? And can we transfer our consciousnesses into robotic avatars? Science reporter Sara Reardon chats with Olaf Blanke and José del R. Millán about their work, presented here on Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW).The two also participated in a live chat with Science yesterday.