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Monkey Business | Photograph Copyright Law

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons<p>Copyright laws have been at the forefront lately due to a picture of Celebes crested macaque. In 2011, David Slater a …

Copyright

Tortoises Show Off Smarts by Mastering Touch-Screen Tech

Touch-screen technology has ventured into the world of reptiles. Red-footed tortoises have learned how to use the device in exchange for a …

Underground Amphibian Evolved Unique Ears to Track Preys and Predators, Study

Caecilians, a worm-like underground amphibian, evolved unique ears to sense underground vibrations, according to a Carleton University Canada study. …

Scientist Documents Massive Frog Die-Off (in His Own Pond)

Zoology

Toxic medicine

“THERE are no poisons, only poisonous doses.” Thus did Paracelsus, the greatest of the alchemists, encapsulate an important piece of medical wisdom. …

Immunotherapy

Are young children more interested in animals than toys?

At what age do children develop a fascination with animals? A brand new paper by Vanessa LoBue et al investigates young children’s interest in live …

MU News Bureau | MU News Bureau

Reductions in bird populations could harm agriculture, disease prevention and tourism<p><b>Story Contact(s)</b>:<br>Timothy Wall, walltj@missouri.edu, …

80-Year-Old Vintage Snake Venom Can Still Kill

On the morning of 28 July, 1950, Kevin Budden walked up to a roadside in Queensland, Australia with several feet of angry snake coiled around his arm, and flagged down a truck.<p>Budden, aged 20, was already an experienced snake handler, who specialised in collecting venomous species. The era of venom …

Found: A Snake Species No One Believed Existed

Eleven hundred kilometers off the coast of Mexico, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, sits a tiny hunk of rock and sand known as Clarion Island. No …

Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents

On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped …

Snakes mimic extinct species to avoid predators

Scarlet kingsnakes in North Carolina have evolved to more closely resemble a poisonous lookalike no longer found in the area.<p>Scarlet kingsnakes are …

Zoology

Tiny frogs host an illusion on their backs

Would you recognize a stop sign if it was a different shape, though still red and white? Probably, though there might be a bit of a delay. After all, …

Zoology

Newly discovered frog may be facing last dance | Reuters.com

Fourteen new species of ''dancing'' frog have been discovered in India, raising both hopes and fears for the amphibians' survival in the wild. The frog has been named for its ostentatious mating dance but scientists fear that continuing human encroachment into its habitat will soon render it …

Can a bounty of females save reptile species from climate change? - BMC Series blog

<b>A new paper published in BMC Ecology today asks whether climate change could bias the sex ratio of certain reptiles, leading to potential extinction</b> …

World Snake Day : 16th July

The 16th of July is celebrated as World Snake Day. Though a relatively obscure holiday with unclear origins, it is celebrated by wildlife enthusiasts …

Warm Blooded Dinosaur

Warm Blooded Dinosaurs<p>There are many myths taught and debunked throughout the years. The world is flat, Al Gore created the internet, and Babe Ruth …

First 3D Egg Fossils Of Ancient Flying Reptiles Found In China

The first three-dimensionally preserved eggs of ancient winged reptiles that lived more than 100 million years ago have been unearthed in China.<p>Five intact eggs were found, along with dozens or more adult fossils, of a new type of pterosaur, a group of prehistoric winged reptiles that dominated the …

Reptile Veterinarian Awareness

Reptile Veterinarian Awareness is not something that we often think about when we purchase a reptile and this topic actually was brought up in one of …

Reptiles

Living & Moving with Reptiles - Rachel Wintjen

Rachel Wintjen of Happy Gecko Sticky Situation is a Sponsor of Reptile Apartment Group. She also happened to do exactly what Reptile Apartment Canada …

Two Garter Snakes to be listed as Threatened

Two Garter snakes listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act<p>Thamnophis eques megalops ~Troy Hibbits<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has …

The Guide to Honduran Milksnakes: A Collective History of Honduran Milksnakes for the Hobbyist

The Guide to Honduran Milksnakes is the most comprehensive book available to hobbyists. Inside you will find personal stories told by well known …

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The Guide to Honduran Milksnakes

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