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Everything You Need To Know About The Baby Iguana Scene From 'Planet Earth II'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts

Watching baby iguanas run for their lives across a beach looming with deadly snakes ― snakes that would love nothing more than to strangle the tiny ...

Inside Your Earlobe Is A Terrible Place To Keep A Pet Snake

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 02.01.2017 | Weird News

There’s no slithering out of this one. An Oregon woman found herself in the emergency room last week after her pet ball python got himself stuck in...

Animal Control Removes Giant Snake Found Chilling In Toilet Bowl

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Weird News

Splish, splash, this snake was taking a toilet bath. Animal control officers in Virginia successfully removed a five-foot yellow anaconda from a bathr...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Burmese Python And Alligator Fight To The Death

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.04.2017 | Weird News

A Florida journalist out on a bike ride caught a rare sight on video last month: a 15-foot-long Burmese python locked in a deadly battle with an allig...

Deadly Snake Hides In Christmas Tree Just Like A Decoration

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.19.2016 | Weird News

A woman in Australia found a deadly 3-foot tiger snake hiding in her Christmas tree over the weekend. The venomous reptile was remarkably well camoufl...

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...

6 Steps To Avoid Losing It During Relationship Conflcits

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Tough relationship conversations can turn into a perfect storm. They can flood the streets of love with the sewage of personal attacks. From what I'v...

Dinosaurs May Have Slept Like We Do, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.29.2016 | Science

It turns out we may have more in common with reptiles -- and even dinosaurs -- than we previously thought. A new study, published in the journal Scien...

Striking Snakes Accelerate Faster Than Fighter Pilots: Video

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

We all know that snakes strike in the blink of an eye, and that rattlesnakes and other deadly vipers strike fastest of all -- or so many people say. B...

The Perils of Being an Aussie Realtor

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.25.2017 | Business
Krista M Sharp

Colleagues from the Australian real estate industry have reported the top five scariest non human creatures they have come across at work.

WATCH: Crocodile Can't Get Enough Of This Slippery Water Slide

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

Even crocodiles enjoy whizzing down a water slide. In a video posted online, the reptile effortlessly glides down a rocky wet ramp at Crocoparc in Aga...

How Adopting A Pet Made Our Relationship Stronger

Leah Bancroft | Posted 10.15.2016 | Good News
Leah Bancroft

Having both grown up with dogs in our lives, my boyfriend Aaron (now my husband) and I always knew that owning a dog was in our future. Canine compani...

Knobby-Faced Beast Is Earliest Known To Have Walked Upright

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

Dogs do it. Cats do it. Pigs, cows, and hippos, too. But a new study suggests that the earliest known animal to have walked upright on all fours was a...

Let These Pet–People Match-ups Be Your Guide To Perfect Animal Companionship

Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

Everyone deserves to come home to a furry, slobbering welcome that nearly knocks you over, a gentle purr or the loud rustling of excitement in a paper...

Oh, the Places You'll (Never) Go!

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.

Snakes, Snakes. Everywhere, Snakes.

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Who knew this could even happen? Snakes! Inside the house. What could possibly be worse?

Making Nice: A Battle Cry for Biological Diversity

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Lisa Novick

This reluctance to actively consider something that causes cognitive dissonance or necessitates reappraisal of our actions is reprehensible. This reluctance is the death knell of countless species and ecosystems on Earth that we have come to love and are loathe to imagine the world without.

These Baby Chameleons Will Provide Your Daily Dose Of Squee

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green

Who knew baby chameleons were so adorable? Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, just welcomed more than 20 baby Veiled Chameleons to the zoo's family...

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...

Evolution of Darwin From Thrill-Seeking to Thought-Provoking

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Its no secret; Australia is a country infested with things that will kill you. Or as humorist and Australiaphile Bill Bryson put it, "If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles."

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...

I'm With Stupid: When Will the Reptile Abuse Finally End?

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

On the surface, this would seem to be a clear-cut case of animal cruelty. Those geckos are dead because of the actions of some humans. But I think this case actually resides in more of a gray area because I think the geckos were willing participants.

What To Do When You Find A Small Green Turtle In A Red Plastic Cup On Your Porch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

Greg Guthrie and his family recently came home to Washington, D.C. from a long weekend away to find an unexpected visitor on their porch: a very small...

So, Crocodiles Can Climb Trees Now

Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: If you thought that climbing a tree was a prudent way to escape a crocodile, think again. New research s...

Did Scientists Have Dino Feathers All Wrong?

natureheader | Matt Kaplan | Posted 12.27.2013 | Science

Birds evolved from dinosaurs, and dinosaur fossils are often covered with impressions of feathers, which made some palaeontologists speculate whether ...