There’s Something About Lizard Blood
The blood of western fence lizards has the ability to neutralize Lyme disease in ticks—so why aren’t scientists bottling it to sell at the grocery store?
Reptiles Need Your Love, Especially Now
A new study from Oxford and Tel Aviv universities found reptiles are underrepresented in conservation efforts, just in time for Reptile Awareness Day.
The Mysteries of Komodo Dragons
Antibiotics and other medical treatments often come from offbeat sources, but researchers in Virginia have found some promising ...
The Craziest Ways Animals Escape Their Predators
From shedding skin to making slime to shooting blood out of their eyes, these animals have defense mechanisms that are convincing, to say the least.
Earth, Wind, and Fire Salamanders
Fire Salamanders' unusual connection to pharmacy
Move Over, Camouflage. Here Comes Artificial Chameleon Skin
Engineers have developed a new chameleon-like material that changes color with a slight movement, according to research published in the journal Optical.
Animal Penises Can Tell Us a Lot About Evolution
There is a surprisingly large body of work regarding animal penis evolution.
Within The Animal Kingdom, Sometimes Father Knows Best
Who’s your daddy? If you’re a giant salamander, he’s the one who fanned your nest with his tail, of course.
When Faced with Competition, Florida Lizards Simply Evolve Faster
When faced with an invasive competitor, Florida anole lizards took only 15 years to evolve a response.