Monday, August 4, 2008
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the total solar eclipse is observed at 7:21 pm (1121 GMT) on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 in north of Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The total solar eclipse, the first that can be viewed in China in the new century, occured on Friday.(AP Photo/Xinhua, Ding Haitao)
Scientists have identified the world's smallest snake, about 4 inches long and as thin as spaghetti. The new species is named Leptotyphlops carlae. It is not venomous, eats termites and termite larvae but little is known about its behavior.