Which Animals Are A Threat Outdoors And What You Can Do About Them

Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Do you really need to worry about animal attacks outdoors? Let's look at the data and determine what you can do to fight them off. » 3/02/15 5:21pm 3/02/15 5:21pm

The world's largest gathering of snakes looks like a slithering sea

Imagine your worst nightmare. And then imagine your living room filled with thousands and thousands and thousands of snakes. That's what it's like at the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. It's the largest concentration of snakes in the world. It basically looks like an ocean of snakes. » 6/26/14 9:00pm 6/26/14 9:00pm

This Deadly Snake Is Even More Terrifying in Super Slow-Mo

How do you make a puff adder—the snake that causes the most snakebite fatalities in the whole of Africa—even more more scary? Weirdly, by slowing down its attack in super slow-motion. » 6/16/14 6:00am 6/16/14 6:00am

Oh Great, Surgeons Want To Shove These Robot Snakes Down Our Throats

In addition to completely freaking us out, it turns out that the robotic snakes being developed at universities like Carnegie Mellonsome serve some practical purposes as well. A company called Medrobotics Corporation will soon begin marketing robot snake-assisted surgical device designed to crawl down a patient's… » 4/04/14 6:00pm 4/04/14 6:00pm

How to Make Your Own Anti-Venom without Poisoning a Horse

The Iocane Powder trick really does work! As this slick educational short from the SciShow explains, you've got two choices when it comes to treating deadly, deadly snake bites: you can either hopefully make it to a hospital in time to counter the toxins with dozens of expensive vials of delicate anti-venom, or you… » 5/17/13 7:00pm 5/17/13 7:00pm

Being Trapped In a Building Seems Less Scary Than This Robot Snake…

We've been pretty harsh on Carnegie Mellon University's artificial snake, which, admittedly, is an impressive piece of robotic engineering. But seeing it randomly writhe around while it tries to make its way across the floor and over obstacles will never not be unsettling. » 4/25/13 4:00pm 4/25/13 4:00pm

No No No. That Creepy Robot Snake Strangles on Contact Now

We've been following the development of Carnegie Mellon's robotic snake for some time now. And as much as it's a brilliant piece of technology, it's also downright scary how realistically it can slither across the ground or up a tree. But it turns out that's no where near as unsettling as its latest trick. » 3/21/13 12:20pm 3/21/13 12:20pm

This Tiny Slithering Snake Robot Has Its Cyclopean Eye on You

Snake robots have a staggering ability to be both graceful and terrifying, but this one developed by CMU Biorobotics is just cute. And it could help save your life someday by slithering through debris and surveying the scene with its cyclopean eye. » 3/10/13 12:00pm 3/10/13 12:00pm

Guam's Solving Its Snake Problem With a Horrifying Rain of Poisoned…

Guam has a problem with brown tree snakes. Specifically, it has two million brown tree snakes, and they're slowly decimating other native species. So scientists have come up with a solution, the only logical one really: fill a bunch of dead mice with painkillers, give each corpse a tiny parachute, and throw them all… » 2/22/13 5:20pm 2/22/13 5:20pm

Snakes on a Plane Forced a Plane to Make an Emergency Landing

Sometimes you have just had it with those motherfucking snakes on a motherfucking plane. Samuel L. Jackson knows this all too well. And now, ninety passengers aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo to Kuwait know too. An Egyptian Cobra bit a man and started slithering under the seats of an airplane forcing the pilot to… » 12/05/12 1:00am 12/05/12 1:00am

This Robotic Water Snake is Both Graceful and Utterly Terrifying

Do snakes freak you out? How about the idea of being hunted down and killed by robots either of their own accord, or on orders from someone else? If you said yes to either of those questions, chances are you'll find this video a little freaky, but enthralling nonetheless. » 11/25/12 5:00pm 11/25/12 5:00pm

This 26 Pound 36,000 Calorie Gummy Python Will Probably Still Kill You

Ironically, dying at the hands of a real python would probably be less agonizing than the prolonged torture of consuming this eight foot long, 26 pound, 36,720 calorie gummy snake. You can grab one in Blue Raspberry/Green Apple or Red Cherry/Blue Raspberry for $150; just make sure your last will and testament is… » 11/07/12 5:40pm 11/07/12 5:40pm

We Need To Stop Developing These Creepy Pole Climbing Robot Snakes…

Watching this robotic snake almost effortlessly slither its way up a pole and onto this researcher's arm leads to one obvious conclusion—this research must be stopped. Like immediately. » 7/14/12 4:00pm 7/14/12 4:00pm

The Florida Keys Could Be Heading for a Python Invasion

Pythons have made some terrifying surprise appearances in Florida. On Christmas day, for example, a Miami family found a 13-footer in their swimming pool. » 1/05/12 6:40pm 1/05/12 6:40pm

TSA Get It Right By Catching a Guy Trying to Smuggle Snakes and…

It was a red letter day for the TSA last Thursday. The security officials at Miami International Airport managed to apprehend a man trying to sneak seven snakes and three tortoises in his pants on a plane heading to Brazil. » 8/30/11 10:20am 8/30/11 10:20am

Zoo Animals Went Crazy Before the Earthquake Too

We already know that animals know an earthquake is coming before humans do. But it's still endlessly interesting to see how animals react (pre-act?) before it happens. For example, apes abandoned their food and climbed to the top of the tree-like structure » 8/24/11 2:20pm 8/24/11 2:20pm