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How Snake Venom Sparked An Evolutionary Arms Race

Season 6 Episode 15 | 9m 11s

For some, the rise and spread of venomous elapids was just another challenge to adapt to. For others, it was a catastrophe of almost apocalyptic proportions. And we humans are no exception, because it seems that when elapids slithered onto the ecological scene, not even our ancestors were safe…

Aired: 03/04/24
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