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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 sugges...

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...

Puerto Rico To Kill Iguanas, Export Meat

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Iguanas of Puerto Rico: Your days are numbered. The island's government is announcing plans to kill as m...

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

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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.

Komodo Island: The Real-Life 'Jurassic Park'?

GlobalPost | Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOMODO ISLAND, Indonesia -- "Keep your distance, keep silent and secure all your belongings," whispered Ande Kefi, a ranger at Komodo National Park, a...

Tiny Chameleons Use a Different Kind of Camouflage

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

This week's Animal Oddity comes from the island nation of Madagascar in Africa. The diminutive chameleons of the genus Brookesia are some of the smallest lizards, and indeed vertebrates, in existence.

Evolution In Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth

news.nationalgeographic.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of...

Lizards Face Extinction From Rising Global Temperatures: Study

AP | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes it can be too darn hot even for a lizard. Cold-blooded creatures that have to soak up the rays to get going might seem like...

The Lesson of Goldman Sachs, or How the Lizard Will Lose Its Tail

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

The real problem isn't shorting your own investment vehicles, the ones you sell to unwitting idiots who believe your upside drivel. It's really just a matter of disclosure. You should disclose more.

This Week In Animals: Killer Whales, Plus Animal Disguises And Tricks! (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What a fun week in animals! A gigantic pod of 50 killer whales was filmed feeding on fishermens' scraps near Scotland for the first time ever. In othe...

Michael Plank Strapped 15 Live Lizards To His Chest, Arrested At Airport, Authorities Say

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Federal officials say they arrested a man who strapped 15 live lizards to his chest to get through customs at Los Angeles Internat...

Lizard Dung Collection Of 7 Years Mistakenly Thrown Out By University

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LONDON — A British university has apologized to a Ph.D. student for throwing away his treasured, seven-year collection of lizard dung. Daniel Be...

Where Animals Don't Run Away

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

A visit to the Galapagos is something of a pilgrimage for biologists; relative to their tiny area, these islands have contributed a disproportionate amount to our understanding of life on this planet.