Veterinarians see some crazy things come through their office doors. But perhaps the most entertaining - at least in cases where the animals come out just fine - show up on x-rays. Owners bring their pets in because they're acting weird or not eating, and then you find out that Fluffy swallowed an alien. Whoops.
The latest State of Observed Species report is out. And biologists might have just earned the title of Hardest-Working People in Science, discovering a staggering 19,232 species in just one year, including nearly 10,000 new types of insects.
Just when it seemed like we knew all the dangers of climate change, science has to go and throw us this curveball. Warmer temperatures make lizards' brains develop differently. Last thing we need is some newly super-intelligent lizards judging us.
320 million years ago, mammals and reptiles reached an evolutionary parting of the ways. We've now sequenced a lizard genome for the first time ever, and it's vastly different from our own...but in a few crucial ways, it's shockingly similar.
The western United States is full of many different species of scincid lizards, commonly known as skinks. These skinks come in all shapes and sizes, and yet they still try to mate with each other. Too bad it's physically impossible.
We're pretty excited about the return to classic Spider-Man villains in Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie. Especially when they involve the Lizard's dark origin story. Check out this possible inside look at Spider-Man as one kid auditions to play Billy Connors!
Looks like Spider-Man isn't the only character with an origin story in the new reboot. Sony is reportedly casting a boy to play the six-year-old Peter Parker and another little boy to play Billy Connors, son of the Lizard. [Moviehole]
This mind-bendingly cute thorny devil lizard is one of the most sought-after creatures in the engineering world because it has a special talent: drinking through its foot. Using cracks in its scales, this little guy can wick water up through its foot into its body. Materials scientists hope that by studying how the…