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Outdoor Hazards: Rattlesnakes

It’s been a hot year. And in many areas, that means snakes! Here are some tips to identify and avoid rattlesnakes.Western Diamondbacked Rattlesnake, …

Zoology

Sand and Scales: Fieldwork in the Mojave Desert

<i>Authored by Ben Stegenga</i><p>Back in August of 2015, I accepted a job with the Great Basin Institute doing Mojave Desert Tortoise (<i>Gopherus agassizii</i>) …

After 54 years in hiding, 'extinct' frog rediscovered in Zimbabwe

In 1962, researchers exploring the sinkholes, caves and montane grasslands of eastern Zimbabwe's Chimanimani Mountains stumbled across a dark brown …

Zoology

Scientists Are Tweeting Photos Of Themselves With Reptiles And Amphibians

"I wanted to remind people that some of us love to get muddy and catch awesome critters."

Ancient Stubby-Legged Reptiles with Tiny Heads Were World Travelers

1 / 2<p>Skeleton of Shihtienfenia, a large pareiasaur from Shanxi Province, China. The skeleton outline is based on close relatives from Russia, and …

How to get close to 6 “dangerous” animals of the world

I’VE MADE IT MY MISSION to meet some of the most ‘deadly’ creatures on our planet to see whether they deserve their scary reputations. When it comes …

Killer Whales

The conservation status of the world’s reptiles

by Monika Böhm on<p>March 18th, 2016<p><b>Determining the status and trends of the world's species is important to track success of conservation policy, but</b> …

Biodiversity

Wacky Weekend: Reptiles

Ready to slither into the supercool world of reptiles? Check out these photos of bizarre cold-blooded creatures.<p>When frightened, an armadillo lizard (which is covered in sharp scales) grabs its tail in its mouth to turn itself into a spiky ball of armor.Photograph by reptiles4all, Getty Images Meet …

Zoology

A Hypnotic Video That Reveals the Underside of Various Mammals, Reptiles and Insects

The Wakaleo Animal Channel has created Animals on Glass, a truly hypnotic and charming video featuring a unique collection of different mammals, …

Slumber party: reptiles, like us, have REM sleep and may dream

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Research in a German laboratory involving five lizards called Australian bearded dragons indicates that these reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep.<p>Scientists said on Thursday they have documented for the first time that …

The world's top 10 reptiles – in pictures

Komodo dragon tops poll, compiled by scientists using Wikipedia page view data, that reveals our favourite reptiles are also among the scariest

Top 10 most popular reptiles (and why it matters)

<b>Scientists reveal the reptiles that get the most public attention in order to address conservation issues.</b><br>The Internet is chock-full of top 10 lists, …

Zoology

Huntington Beach outlaws use of reptiles for entertainment or raising money

Reptiles used for public entertainment or raising money are no longer welcome in Huntington Beach under a City Council decision reached Monday.<p>The council's 6-0 vote, with Councilman Billy O'Connell absent, comes after the Police Department reported residents, business owners and tourists fearing …

California

Feathers, hair, and scales: Do they share a common ancestry?

Some animals have scales, some animals have feathers, and some animals have hair. But what do these skin appendages have in common? Check the placode.<p>…

Paleontology

Solved: the mystery of where feathers, fur and scales come from

Michel Milinkovitch only bought the naked bearded dragon because he was curious.<p>He had stumbled upon the unfortunate, odd-looking creature while …

Paleontology

10 Facts About Reptiles

Reptiles have gotten a raw deal in the modern era—they're nowhere near as populous and diverse as they were 100 or 200 million years ago, and many …

Wildlife protected from vehicles on Long Point causeway

Nearly 5-km of fencing and 9 culverts installed along Long Point Road<p>Conservationists in southwestern Ontario credit culverts and fencing with …

Reptiles Can't Fly. But This One Glides Like a Pro

Draco, a type of lizard that lives in trees in Southeast Asia, has evolved flaps of skin on its flanks. When opened, they extend the width of its …

South-east Asia

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how ancient climate change drove the rise of reptiles

After lying largely forgotten in a museum for decades, a set of fossilised footprints have revealed a new glimpse of the world when reptiles began …

Paleontology

Robo-reptiles spy on their flesh-and-blood counterparts

The BBC One nature show <i>Spy in the Wild</i> wanted to get up close and personal with some crocodiles and monitor lizards. Instead of setting up hidden cameras, though, its producers got in touch with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's famous robotics division. Apparently, they saw Pleurobot, …

How Animals Use Physics To Survive

Support the news<p>How does a gecko manage to walk on the ceiling? Do cats drink like we do? And what happens when a dog shakes water off its coat? A …

Reptiles Born in Warmer Weather Struggle to Learn

This isn't good.<p>Researchers have found that velvet gecko hatchlings incubated under higher temperatures are slower learners, and could have lower …

This Wonderfully Warm Biodome Will Let Icelanders Escape Their Cold, Bleak Winters

As the snow swirls outside, Icelanders can relax in the 77°F heat and eat food from the farm contained in this geothermal-heated dome. Can we get these to the U.S. by next winter?<p>In Reykjavik–where the sun barely rises over the horizon in the winter, temperatures hover around freezing, and streets …

Sustainability

What Science Says About Taking A Great Vacation

Summer vacations: We wait for them all year. We pour time, energy and money into planning them. Expectations can run unreasonably high.<p>On this week's show, a summer edition of Stopwatch Science with Daniel Pink that explores what social science research has to say about vacations: How to make them …

Science

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Hiking

15 spectacular photos of dusk and dawn around the world

'Hold Onto the Night'<p>'Al Noor mosque'<p>Previous slide Next slide 1 of 15 View All Skip Ad<p>'Night at Kirkjufell'<p>Back to image

The Importance of Free Play for Kids

The other morning after breakfast, my five-year-old daughter whined, “I’m bored!” Few words have the power to rankle parents more than these two (except maybe “When are we gonna be there?”). It was Saturday and the whole day stretched luxuriously before us. We didn’t have to hustle off to school or …

Kids

Exploring The Many Faces Of Portland, OR

Portland can be weird (NE District)And it can be green (Forest Park)I can barely believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since we got to Portland. Of course …

Oregon

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Trail-running is exploding in popularity, and for good reason. What’s not to like about a sport that requires virtually no equipment—except (maybe) shorts and trail running shoes—and allows you to explore vast mountain ranges and terrain that most people will never experience? Even better, our …

Hiking

REI

It's just Instagram's @abeblair and his gear at this starry campsite in Lake Tahoe. #LetsCamp