Do snakes have ears?

Snakes are unique animals, with their limbless bodies, flicking tongues and the ability to devour prey whole. They mostly rely on their sense of smell to hunt prey, although they do use sight and sound too. But do snakes have ears?Yes and no, Sara Ruane, a herpetologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, told Live Science. Like…
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Then and now: When silence descended over Victoria Falls

In our monthly feature, Then and Now, we reveal some of the ways that planet Earth has been changing against the backdrop of a warming world. Here, we look at the effects of global heating on Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world - and how Sub-Saharan Africa is learning to cope with the climate crisis.In full flow, Victoria Falls…
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Q & A with Joan He

In her debut YA novel, Descendant of the Crane, Joan He delivered a Chinese-inflected fantasy court thriller. Now, she’s switching gears for her sophomore effort, The Ones We’re Meant to Find, an intricate near-future cli-fi narrative she wrote while in college. The book centers two sisters: Cee, who narrates in an immediate…
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