Snakes evolved on land, not sea, 128 mn years ago

Although snakes are found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and on trees, they first evolved on land and not in the sea as is popularly believed, says a new study.

Nicole Kidman's loves to invite 'slithery snake pals' at parties!
Nicole Kidman's loves to invite 'slithery snake pals' at parties!

Nicole Kidman has a soft spot for snakes and often includes her slithery friend at her parties.

When Nicole Kidman partied with snakes
When Nicole Kidman partied with snakes

Actress Nicole Kidman says she has hosted parties with snakes in the past, but avoided them last Halloween since it would have scared her children.

Snakes may not have evolved as previously thought: Study

 Researchers have found that snakes may not have evolved the way it was thought previously as they found that their vertebral bones are similar to those found in the backbone of four-legged lizards.

Snake robot to aid search-and-rescue

Inspired by the amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes, researchers have created a robot that can climb sand hills better, an advance that may aid search-and-rescue operations.

Careful about snakes in waterlogged areas: J&K govt to people

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday issued an advisory to people living in flood-affected parts of the state asking them to be careful about surfacing of snakes in waterlogged areas.

Beware! A dead snake may also bite
Beware! A dead snake may also bite

Snakes can be dangerous even after they are dead as they retain reflexes hours after death.

Willow Smith obsessed with snakes?

Willow Smith is reportedly obsessed with snakes and she even lets them sleep on her bed at night.

Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage

Spanish police today said they found five snakes, two lizards and thousands of insects alive and hidden inside two suitcases that arrived on the holiday island of Gran Canaria on a flight from Madrid.

Mechanics behind flying snakes` gliding maneuver revealed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lizard species fight snakes to protect eggs

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

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

Spa offers back massage by snakes, hot beer bath to soothe the body!

Here is a spa which rejuvenates your senses and relaxes the body in the most peculiar way, with snakes slithering along the back instead of a masseuse`s hands, followed by a hot beer bath.

Snakes on a bus: Argentina nabs wildlife trafficker

More than 600 snakes & other reptiles were found in the luggage compartment.