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Lizards’ Green Blood Evolved Four Times

By Kerry Grens | May 16, 2018

The uncommon hue is present in skinks that aren’t closely related, but the advantage of the odd trait remains anyone’s guess.  

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Image of the Day: Four Eyes

By The Scientist Staff | April 3, 2018

Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.

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Image of the Day: Overkill

By The Scientist Staff | October 6, 2017

The Sakishima habu (pitviper; Protobothrops elegans) can compensate for inept traits in the chemical composition of its venom by overdosing its prey.

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image: Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in Lizards

Warmer Temps Tied to Altered Microbiome in Lizards

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017

Bacterial differences after three-month temperature hikes, modeled after global warming predictions, were evident one year later, a study found.

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Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By Bob Grant | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.

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Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2015

Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.

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Caught on Camera

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2014

Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com

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Behavior Brief

By Abby Olena | January 29, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Megan Scudellari | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names

Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names

By Hannah Waters | February 16, 2012

Researchers discovered four mini chameleon species in Madagascar that are fighting to survive.

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