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Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:49

Researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes has found that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift.

Modi`s rally site had to be guarded against snakes: Manohar Parrikar

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 13:31

The highly guarded rally of BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Goa last month had to be protected from the most unexpected threat – snakes.

Scientists reveal the secrets of flying snakes

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 11:57

Scientists have finally explained the mystery how flying snakes stay in the air in a new research.

Ancestor of snakes, lizards likely gave birth to live young

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 19:39

In an unusual discovery, scientists have found that the ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.

Brain has specific radar for snakes: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:08

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans, and scientists have said they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning for slithery danger.

Brain has specific radar for snakes: Study

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 23:20

Snakes tend to arouse sharp fear in monkeys, apes and humans, and scientists said Thursday they have found specific brain cells that fire off a rapid warning for slithery danger.

Rihanna poses naked with snakes for magazine cover

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 09:44

R&B singer Rihanna has gone topless for the cover of British GQ 25th Anniversary Issue.

Ensure snakes are not harmed on Nag Panchami: HC to Maha govt

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 15:37

As per the tradition, live snakes are worshipped on Nag Panchami which is being celebrated all over the country today.

Australia`s blind snakes slither into species book

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 10:17

Scientists have added dozens of Australian species to the family of small worm-like snakes called Scolecophidia, which are some of the least-understood creatures on Earth.

Snake on a plane: Man arrested in Chennai

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:21

Customs officials on Wednesday arrested a man at the airport here with a suitcase containing five venomous snakes.

Lizard species fight snakes to protect eggs

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 12:31

Snakes may have finally met their match in a lizard species which can fight back if their eggs are threatened, researchers say.

Asked for bribe, man dumps snakes in govt office

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 21:26

Frustrated over alleged delay in allotment of land and demands for bribe, a snake charmer let loose snakes inside a revenue department office.