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Researchers Look to Sex Pheromones to Trap an Invasive Snake
Steve Graff | Jul 1, 2018
The brown tree snake has wreaked havoc on the island of Guam, but one solution to the problem could lie in the serpent’s own physiology.
Staff | Jul 1, 2018
See how the tiny island of Guam became overrun with brown treesnakes, and learn what biologists are doing to try to eradicate the invasive species.
Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2017
The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.
Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2017
Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.
Pollution Drives Marine Reptile Color Change
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2017
The turtle-headed sea snake is losing its stripes, and researchers suggest that the change reflects adaptation to fouled oceans.
Will Komodo Dragons Yield the Next Blockbuster Antibiotic?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
The giant lizards have numerous microbicidal compounds in their blood.
Dragons on the Hunt
Staff | Apr 30, 2017
Watch Komodo dragons bring down a buffalo.
A New Species of Gecko Defensively Sheds Its Scales
Diana Kwon | Feb 9, 2017
escapes its predators by rapidly detaching its fish-like scales.
Adaptation, Island Style
Staff | Jan 2, 2017
Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.
Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Tanya Lewis | Jun 27, 2016
Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.