Scientists observed snakes "slithering" through the air to stay aloft
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Tuesday 02 November 2010
The world's rarest snake has slithered back from the brink of extinction, with its numbers increasing 10-fold in the past 15 years, conservationists said today.
Friday 29 October 2010
The longest snake in captivity has died in Ohio.
Saturday 23 October 2010
My parents were ... an unsuited couple, really. My father was very outgoing and witty and demonstrative; my mother was very quiet and gentle. My mother said my father was a monster – which he was, but only in the nicest possible way. When I was six, they split up and I had to choose between them. I bizarrely chose my father, which was absolutely unheard of in the Fifties. I miss him every single day.
Friday 22 October 2010
It must seen difficult for a younger generation, steeped nowadays in sex, to realise that in the 1950s nudism was illegal on stage. Or rather, you were allowed a nude but only if it didn't move an inch. The results were bizarre tableaux which the compere would introduce with words like: "First, ladies and gentlemen, the lovely Natalya and the charming little Renée offer you 'The Toilet of Nudes' by Diego Velasquez from the National Gallery here in London."
Monday 04 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
Stick insects are some of the world's most curious and recognisable creatures. They provoke fascination not only for their startling resemblance to sticks or leaves, a perfect piece of evolved camouflage, but also for the sheer anorexic skinniness of many of them; perhaps there is an ancient gene in us that triggers alarm at the sight of anything preternaturally thin.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
Snakes, stray dogs and monkeys are the latest problem for officials rushing to complete work at the athletes' village in Delhi.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall has revealed how he was bitten by a crocodile while filming a children's BBC series.
Thursday 26 August 2010
A mystery caller knocked on a woman's door - and left a four-foot snake on her doorstep.
Sunday 22 August 2010
Thursday 12 August 2010
Italian police seized a rare albino python in Rome yesterday in a raid on a group of drug traffickers who used the snake to guard cocaine and intimidate customers who owed them money.
Friday 30 July 2010
Where are you now and what can you see?
Friday 23 July 2010
A killer was jailed for at least 26 years today after he refused to reveal what he has done with the body of his victim.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
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