Video shows what it's like to get attacked by a crocodile and to see inside its mouth

Man. These crocs come out of nowhere and attack with such a quickness that you don’t even know what’s happening until you’re already clamped down inside the terrifying and unrelenting jaws of the crocodile. National Geographic made some flotation devices that held cameras to capture exactly what it’s like to get… »9/16/15 6:44pm9/16/15 6:44pm


Snakes in Costa Rica Bite People More Often During El Niño Years

Snakes, like other reptiles, rely on the environment around them to regulate their body temperature, and that makes them very sensitive to temperature fluctuations like those brought by El Niño. Changes in the weather can change snakes’ activity levels, their distribution, and their foraging habits in ways that may… »9/13/15 3:39pm9/13/15 3:39pm

Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog

We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call... just like Kermit, I guess? Anyway, the… »4/20/15 7:40pm4/20/15 7:40pm

Slow motion video shows a chameleon shoot out its tongue superpower

A chameleon's tongue is nearly two times the length of its body and it can shoot out that slimy sticky thing at 41 g, roughly four times the maximum acceleration of a fighter jet, with deadly quick accuracy: its tongue can reach its prey in 0.07 seconds. Basically, it's an insane, superpower-like weapon to have. »3/26/15 11:42am3/26/15 11:42am

The eyes of animals look a lot like alien worlds

Continuing his fantastic series of macro shots of the eyes of animals, here is Suren Manvelyan's Animal Eyes 3. The close up shots of the fish and reptiles and other animals in this series look positively alien when seen up close. I thought they were artist's rendering of deep space planets from a sci-fi movie. »9/17/14 11:24pm9/17/14 11:24pm

A Nine-Year-Old Girl Got a New Ancient Flying Reptile Species Named After Her Because She Discovered It

When Daisy Morris was four years old, she found fossilized bones of a previously undiscovered species of the flying reptile beast pterosaur. Now, at nine years young, scientists have decided to name the reptile, which lived during the same time period as dinosaurs, after Daisy. It's called Vectidraco daisymorrisae.… »3/21/13 10:00pm3/21/13 10:00pm

Scientists Have Discovered An Ancient Lizard That Lived with the Dinosaurs and Named It Obamadon After Obama

Yale scientists have discovered an ancient, small, insect-eating lizard in the badlands of Montana and have named it Obamadon, after President Obama. The lizard, which is less than a foot long and had "elaborate teeth with three cusps on each tooth and a slender jaw", existed 65 million years ago. »12/10/12 10:00pm12/10/12 10:00pm