Setting the mood for a night in usually involves dim lighting, soft music, and a comfy place for a couple to cozy up. Unless you and your loved one both happen to be Star Wars fans, in which case glowing lightsabers, John Williams’ Imperial March, and a loveseat shaped like a Dewback lizard are more apropos
Many lizards are capable of detaching their tails when a predator strikes, but one group of geckos has evolved a particularly gruesome escape strategy: unusually large scales that tear off when a predator tries to take hold, allowing the tiny animals to break free.
Imagine the most elegant of dinner parties. The meal: a ground snake. Your guest: a tarantula. No silverware necessary, as your dining partner has brought its digestive juices with it.
Who run the world? Lizards, why of course. But their reign might be coming to an end, thanks to global warming.
Remember that annoying bastard of a dinosaur from Jurassic Park that sprayed his face open and spewed out poison at people? Yeah, that damn Dilophosaur terrified me as a kid. Actually, I’m still scared of it. So if I saw this frilled-neck lizard chasing me down like this, I’d totally lose it. This little lizard prick…
Biologists just discovered 11 new species of chameleon hiding in plain sight—as chameleons tend to do.
Behold "Fighter," crafted by a team of ice-carving artists (Japan's Junichi Nakamura and Shinichi Sawamura, and the U.S.'s Chan Kitburi and Dean Murray). It took first prize in the multi-block division and a Governor's Award (voted on by event volunteers) at the 2015 World Ice Art Competition.
In the video below, Dr. Ed Stanley explains why using these technologies is so important for scientists studying these lizards. Also, he holds up a 3D printed skull of one named Smaug giganteus. Yes, it's named after exactly what you think it is.
Quite correctly, John Oliver was devastated by the loss of Russia's space sex geckos. So he and A Great Big World performed "Say Something" as a tribute. Complete with a sex gecko mascot.
Meet the Red-headed rock agama, Agama mwanzae. The lizard, native to East Africa is a fascinating critter, and not just because it likes to cosplay as Peter Parker's alter-ego.
A giant prehistoric lizard who feasted on huge mammals back when the world was broiling is a possible preview of what our world will look like when climate change melts the ice caps. The "Lizard King," named for Jim Morrison's reptilian alter ego, thrived upon the flesh of big animals during a warm age 36 million…
What's better than anthropomorphic, frilly lizards? Anthropomorphic, frilly lizards back from the future. Via DeLorean, of course.
After a hurricane wiped out all the lizard species on certain islands in the Bahamas, scientists re-populated the small islands with two lizards of each kind. They then sat back and watched how those lizards evolved to get an up-close look at the Founder Effect.
Screw ghost riding the whip, forget flash mobs. There's a new internet craze threatening our children: taunting lizards and amphibians with fake food on your smartphone. Sure it's cute when they're crushing virtual insects but it's not so cute when they attack your finger.
Using new infrared light techniques, scientists have at last been able to analyze the chemical composition of a piece of lizard skin, preserved for millions of years in dry rock. So what did these reptiles look like in pre-human times?
Ready to see what the visitors from ABC's alien television series really look like without their human suits? Now you can. Check out the lizard beasts in their creepy alien glory! Spoilers ahead.
It's a 1970s television staple: the scene at the end of an episode where somebody says something, and everybody laughs or deploys a cheesy grin. It just goes horribly wrong in this scene, where they're all chuckling about "pain wands."