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What our ancestors' third eye reveals about the evolution of mammals to warm blood

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Julien Benoit, University of the Witwatersrand French philosopher René Descartes believed that the pineal gland, a tiny button of neurons located in...

Goblins and Gremlins of Travel: A Halloween Round-Up

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.31.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fear of yellow brick: Of seeing the stuff in museums, or monuments -- or maybe just along the edge of a Siena sidewalk. Is this a typical phobia...

Forage in the Garden, Not in What's Left of the Wild

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. In Southern California, ...

Tonight, Sleep Like a... Dragon?

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

There's a lot of information around about what happens when humans sleep, from rapid eye movements (REM) to dreaming. But the research involving the electrophysiological characteristics of sleep has mostly been limited to mammals and invertebrates.

We Now Know How Tiny Lizards Defy Gravity With Their Huge Tongues

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.04.2016 | Science

A certain pygmy chameleon can achieve one of the most explosive movements in the animal kingdom, and now scientists know the secret to its power. The ...

Giant Toilet Clog In Florida Turns Out To Be Alive Iguana

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weird News

Talk about a crappy way to go. An iguana in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Sunday after it was pulled from a toilet, reported ABC affiliate WPLG Lo...

The Freaky Science Behind How Chameleons Change Color

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science

Everyone knows that chameleons are the kings of camouflage. But as to the exact process by which these familiar lizards change color to match their en...

Reptiles May Be More Like Us Than You Ever Thought

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Science

They may not be the brightest bulbs in the terrarium, but surprising new research shows for the first time ever that reptiles are able to learn by wat...

Scientists Now Know How Lizards Regrow Their Tails, And That's Good News For Humans

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science

When a lizard loses its tail, it grows back. But how? Scientists have taken a big step closer to answering that question by pinpointing the genes r...

I'm With Stupid: If the Satellite's A-Rockin' Don't Come Knockin'

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

OK, you can relax now, people. The big crisis in Russia is over. Everything is going to be all right. Well, maybe not everything. I mean, there's sti...

WATCH: Cute Wild Animals Run Amok On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

From baby bears to jaguars to birds, the HuffPost Live studio has welcomed a menagerie of wild animals. Check out the video above to see critters of a...

These Animals Chasing Laser Pointers Will Make You Feel Soooo Smart

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Comedy

Guess again, dummies. That's a laser pointer.

Medieval Desert-Dwellers Munched On WHAT?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science

Medieval desert-dwelling Arabs in Saudi Arabia ate lizards after the advent of Islam, which generally prohibits eating reptiles, new research suggests...

Kitten Ninjas Away From Stoic Bearded Dragon

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

Bearded dragons were only introduced to the United States in the 1990’s, and so, despite their increasing popularity as house pets, it make sense th...

WATCH: Big Lizard Decomposes In Gruesome Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

What happens to an animal's body after it dies? Find out in the Earth Unplugged video above, an amazing time-lapse from Sam Hume and Simon Baxter t...

Lizard's Adorable Behavior Might Surprise You

Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

Lizards aren't exactly know for their cute and cuddly behavior -- which is why the adorable behavior of this baby reptile is so surprising. A video...

Huge Extinct Lizard Named After '70s Rock Star

| Posted 06.05.2013 | Science

By Paul Gabrielsen Mention '70s rock band The Doors to today's youth and they'll think you're a fossil. They're not that far off. A newly classifi...

WATCH: Baby Lizards Burst From Eggs In 'Emergency'

| Posted 04.06.2013 | Science

By David Malakoff Talk about hatching an escape plan. Unborn lizards can erupt from their eggs days early if vibrations hint at a threat from a hun...

LOOK: Graphic Photos Show Snake Devouring A Giant Lizard Whole

Posted 10.26.2012 | Green

A user on photo-sharing website Imgur has uploaded a series of graphic photographs of a snake devouring a huge lizard. The dramatic pictures, said ...

PHOTOS: Scientists Find Key To Geckos' Sticky Feet

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Science

By Nicholas St. Fleur Geckos are the superheroes of the lizard family. Equipped with sticky toe pads capable of supporting the weight of two humans, ...

Colorful New Lizard Species Discovered

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Researchers have discovered a new species of lizard in a strange place. The brightly colored, wat...

Boy Eats Breakfast With Giant Iguana

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

Kix Cereal: kid-tested, iguana approved. This iguana seems to like Kix cereal almost enough to land a spot in their next TV ad. But don't worr...

Increased Temperatures Could Help These Lizards Adapt To Climate Change

Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer: When the heat is on, some species of lizards get smarter, new research shows. These lizards are better...

Watch: Lizard Plays Video Game

David Mizejewski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski


Garden for Wildlife Month Ends This Weekend

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Full disclosure: I work for National Wildlife Federation. But I believe so strongly that our gardens can fit into the local ecosystem and invite back wildlife forced into ever-shrinking wild areas that I'm not ashamed to make a "shameless" plug.