Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Chart source: Snakes take flight "... Most flying or gliding animals rely on a symmetrical pair of wing-like structures to generate lift, the force that opposes gravity and keeps the flier aloft. But `flying' tree snakes have no wings or any other obvious structures that might help them fly, explains Jake Socha, a biologist at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois. Little was known about these enigmatic creatures until Socha, then a graduate student at the University of Chicago, set out for Singapore in search of the elusive paradise tree snake ..."

DOD tries to uncover secret of flying snakes

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