'Dino-killer' asteroid nearly saw off snakes and lizards too

The asteroid collision that killed off the dinosaurs 65.5 million years ago also nearly wiped out snakes and lizards - including a newly-identified species of lizard named for President Obama.

Search-and-rescue robot inspired by snakes

After months spent at Zoo Atlanta, an engineer at Georgia Tech says he's created a robot for search and rescue missions based on the way snakes move.   

Chimps may have theory of mind

Chimpanzees avoid telling their friends the bleedin' obvious, new research shows.

Flying snakes offer lessons to military

Researchers funded by the Department of Defense have been analyzing the way certain species of snake can glide from tree to tree.