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Archive for April 2015

Snakes on the Brain

After repeated encounters with a friendly rattlesnake last week I have snakes on the brain. Serpents are a storehouse of fascinating neuroscience. Infrared vision, venom, fast-twitch muscles to energize its “warning buzzer,” and more… The western diamondback rattlesnake can rattle its tail at frequencies of 90 Hz and do this continuously for hours. This is…

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