Listen to this article: You read the title correctly. Flying snakes. Southeast Asia, southernmost China, India, and Sri Lanka are home to a few species of snake that can actually glide from tree to tree. This is the serpentine genus of Chrysopelea. Luckily, they don’t prey on humans, but lizards, frogs, birds, and bats.
Listen to this article: Every 48 years, the bamboo forests of northeast India (within what is now the state of Mizoram) erupt in flowers. It is both a stunning display and a harrowing sign of impending disaster. Along with the flowers comes a tidal wave of rats. Arrival of the flowers, rats, and ensuing famine […]