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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 ...

Tips to Help You Find the Perfect Pet

Humane Society of New York | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Humane Society of New York

Picking the right pet can be tough. It goes beyond just getting "the cute one." You need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding. I...

Gators, Crocs Are Smarter Than We Thought

| Erik Stokstad | Posted 12.08.2013 | Science

As predators go, there are lots of reasons to respect alligators and crocodiles. They hide patiently for hours, then launch a sudden attack with the s...

EXPLAINED: Huge Snake's Extreme Eating Ability

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The first complete sequence of any snake genome reveals that Burmese pythons evolved rapidly to be able to eat prey as big as their own bodies. The p...

Pet Snakes Are Constricting Our Public Safety

Will Travers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Will Travers

In the summer of 2013 alone, deadly pet snakes were on the loose in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Wisconsin after escaping from their owners. The statistics speak for themselves. When will the public listen?

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...

It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs (and Many of Our Other Slimy Friends) Need Help

Collette Adkins Giese | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Collette Adkins Giese

Protecting our amphibians and reptiles will always be a good way not only to protect these animals but to protect the environments we share with them, and the jobs, of all kinds, provided by their delicate, irreplaceable ecosystems.

Godzilla vs. T. Rex: An Epic Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Let the suspense consume you as you wonder who will win this battle. Will the great and mighty Godzilla (aka someone's pet iguana) outwit the stro...

Bearded Dragons Say What's Up

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy

Why, hello over there. You're a bearded dragon too? Fancy that. How's it goin? OK, so waving behavior in bearded dragons is actually pretty common...

Snakes Alive! 6 Standout Serpentariums

MiniTime | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Snakes get a bad rap for being ugly and slimy, but they play a crucial role in maintaining the health of our planet. If you've got a budding herpetologist in your family, visit one of these six serpentariums.

REVEALED: Secret Lives Of Baby Snakes

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

By implanting baby northern pine snakes with tracking devices, scientists are revealing previously unknown details about the little reptiles' lives. ...

Will New Reptile Study End Old Dinosaur Debate?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Science

Call it the latest salvo in the not-so-heated debate over whether dinosaurs were hot- or cold-blooded. A new paper published in the journal PLoS O...

REVEALED: Weird Way Odd Mammal Keeps Its Sex Organs Hot

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science

An unusual mammal in Madagascar has gobs of a special type of fat called brown fat packed around its sex organs, according to a new study. Brown fa...

On Overcoming a Debilitating Fear... of Turtles

Ani Vrabel | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Ani Vrabel

It's not a great exaggeration to say that last weekend, I walked into my own worst nightmare: the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society's annual Turtle and Tortoise Show. I had decided it was time to kick my ridiculous phobia -- and I figured an unconventional fear deserved an unconventional attempt to beat it.

New Species Of Prehistoric Predator Found In Transylvania

Posted 02.06.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 02/05/2013 11:56 AM EST on LiveScience Scientists say they've discovered the fossilized bones of a new type of pterosa...

Reptile Extinction: Man's Climate Impact Doing What Nature Couldn't

Neil Wagner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

Some signs of climate change are conspicuous. Hurricane Sandy, for instance. Other signs, such as the precarious predicament of the tuatara is less so. The tuatara is on the road to extinction. Why is the tenuous existence of this simple little lizard noteworthy, you ask?

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 ...

Weird Reptile Doesn't Pee The Usual Way, Scientists Say

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/11/2012 08:26 AM EDT on LiveScience Soft-shelled turtles from China can essentially expel ...

Florida Fossils Dealer Seeks Dinosaur's NY Return

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK — A Florida fossils dealer whose dinosaur was seized by the U.S. government so it could be given to the government of Mongolia wants it bac...

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, ...

Dinosaur Study Suggests Common Belief About Animals Is Wrong

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/27/2012 01:09 PM EDT on LiveScience Dinosaurs may not have been the slow, sunbathing re...

Frogs Need More Than a Kiss

Noah Greenwald | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Under a mounting barrage of environmental pressures, one in four amphibian species in the United States are now imperiled and worldwide, and 122 species have gone extinct since 1980.

American Crocodile Making A Comeback As Nuisance Calls Rise

Posted 04.09.2012 | Miami

As if alligators, sharks, and pythons that swim in salt water weren't already a constant worry in the minds of water-loving South Floridians, experts ...

Odd Fossil Has Scientists Rethinking Reptile Reproduction

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Fossilized embryos unearthed recently in South America are having a big impact on paleontologists’ ideas about prehistoric reptiles' way of life. ...