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Climate-change is turning male dragon lizards into females

A climate-induced change of male dragon lizards into females occurring in the wild has been confirmed for the first time, according to recent research.

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevron’s Project Off Australia

Remoteness and environmental concerns piled costs on the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, just as energy prices slumped.

Sex-reversal observed in wild lizards for first time, global warming probably to blame

More worrisome is the fact that the offspring of the 'sex-reversal' female lizards were then born with a different genetic makeup.

This Lizard Changes Sex Based On Temperature, and Becomes Extra Fertile

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

The hotter it is, the more likely bearded dragons are to hatch female—regardless of their chromosomal compositions.

Wildwood Regional Park

Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks packs a shockingly diverse landscape into its 1,765 acres. There are sweeping grasslands, prominent ridges and peaks like Lizard Rock, the beautiful year-round Paradise Falls and its oak and sycamore-lined riparian canyon, and even some unusual eroded rock formations like Indian Cave. The park is home to seven different…

Fossil Lizard Showcases Wyoming’s Tropical Wonderland

Wyoming is a beautiful place, but usually it is associated more with open range, cowboys, mountains, and skiing than it is with palm trees and alligators. What a difference 48 million years makes! Fossils in the rocks of the Bridger Formation,...Show More Summary

48 Million-Year-Old Relative Of The "Jesus Lizard" Lived In The Tropics of Wyoming

A newly described fossil from Wyoming is a relative of the tropical Jesus Lizard, but 50 million years older.

Newly discovered 48-million-year-old lizard walked on water in Wyoming

A newly discovered, 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a 'Jesus lizard' for its ability to walk on water, may provide insight into how climate change may affect tropical species.

Global warming may cause sex changes in lizards

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

According to new research, climate change may leave some lizards in a gender lurch. The Australian bearded dragon's sex is determined by both its chromosomes and the environment its egg is incubated in, so warmer temperatures could be skewing wild populations to have more females.Read full article >>

48 million-year-old Jesus lizard probably walked on water, scientists say

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Seven years ago, museum curator Christian Sidor showed Jack Conrad a fossil he dug up in the Bridger Formation of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. "Hey, what’s this?" Sidor asked.Conrad stared at the find with fascination. Could it be? It looked like the ancient remains of a reptile that remarkably walks on water. Show More Summary

Jesus lizard walked on water in once-tropical Wyoming

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

An unearthed 48-million-year-old fossil was part of a group of lizards found today only in Central America and Mexico

Zoologger: The lizard that changes its sex to suit the weather

In hot weather, Australia's bearded dragon eggs can become a reproducing female, even if they are genetically male

Now Available At Petco: One Long Tailed Grass Lizard Skeleton For Only $9.99

Are you in the market for a new pet, one that doesn’t require much maintenance or care? Or perhaps, one that requires absolutely nothing from you? You’re in luck: One Petco appears to have a long tailed grass lizard skeleton available in its store tank, for the low price of just $9.99. Consumerist reader Holly pointed us to a recent … [More]

Zoologger: The vertebrate that digs the deepest nest

An Australian monitor lizard digs a looping tunnel 3-metres deep to provide its eggs with the most stable environment seen among reptiles

What Marvel Is Doing About Spider-Man's Villains

On the big screen, Spider-Man has found himself fighting against some very notable villains in the last 14 years. Audiences have seen Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Venom, The Lizard, Electro, Rhino, and even multiple versions of the Green Goblin portrayed in live-action - some with better success than others. Show More Summary

Eat These Carnivorous Plants Before They Eat You

Resourceful Malaysians have discovered that pitcher plants are delicious when stuffed with rice. Nevermind that these plants eat insects, rats, and even lizards and birds.

The wrong lizard might get it …

“On its world”, said Ford “The people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.” “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.” “I did,” said Ford. “It is.” “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t people get rid...

How The Turtle Got Its Shell

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The ribs of a 240-million-year-old fossil holds clues to how the first turtle shell evolved. And its skull shape seems closer to that of lizards and snakes than to an ancestor of dinosaurs and birds.

What's going on Wednesday? (Ty Segall, King Gizzard, BBQ, Seoul, Leon Bridges, John Fogerty, Pete Rock & more)

photos: Ty Segall @ MHOW, 2013 (more by PSquared) You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights... Ty Segall, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Christian Peslak, @ Baby's All...

Dwayne The Rock Johnson Wants To Make Rampage Into A Movie, Get The Details

Dwayne Johnson has fought against a massive earthquake, speedster car racers, gargantuan beasties, ancient Greek soldiers, and Cobra agents. What's a giant lizard, gorilla and wolf to him? Johnson, who recently came off a lead role in the earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, has been cast as the star of the Rampage movie. Show More Summary

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