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Male lizards aren't crazy about 'bearded ladies' - Futurity

Even though female fence lizards with blue markings are more common than those without, the males seem to find the unmarked females more attractive.

Biology

Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

The oldest fossil of a previously unknown ancient leopard species, found in Tibet, is shaking the pantherine evolutionary tree, suggesting that big cats arose in Asia, not Africa, according to a new study.<p>During a 2010 expedition to Tibet, paleontologists led by the Natural History Museum of Los …

Paleontology

AG reader photo: Northern spiny-tailed gecko

<b>AG READER SCOTT HARTE</b> was involved in a gecko project in October which examined the biomechanics of gecko toe pads.<p>To be sure that this specimen was …

Zoology

New Genus of Electric Fish Discovered in South America

A new genus of electric fish has been discovered in a remote region of South America. The thin eel-like fish, <i>Akawaio penak</i>, was found in the upper …

Monkey Whispering: In Face of Potential Threat, Tamarins Lower Their Voices

A study at the Central Park Zoo has found that a species of monkeys use whispering in the face of a potential threat, instead of mob behavior as was …

Alaska Dinosaur Tracks: Thousands of Footprints Found Along Yukon River (+Photos)

In Alaska, thousands of dinosaur tracks were found along the Yukon River recently by researchers.<p>“There aren’t many places left in the world where …

Dinosaurs

Four new species of legless lizards discovered in California

Scientists have discovered four new species of curious-looking legless lizards living among fragile landscapes in California.<p>Scientists have …

Zoology

5 Awesome Photos Of Wild Animals In Action

Winners from the Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize 2013.<p>Can the world ever have too many beautifully composed photographs of wildlife? Only correct answer: never ever. So without further ado, here are the winning images from the Zoological Society of London's second annual …

Spanish bat study shines new light on spread of coronavirus

Study of chiropterans on the Balearic Islands helps provide clues about transmission of several diseases to humans<p>Picture this: two men with heavy backpacks, clambering up a mountainside in the middle of August in the Inca area of Majorca, 35km north-east of Palma. Neither tourists, nor hunters, …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

Watch A Dinosaur Fly In A Wind Tunnel

A five-winged dinosaur model in a wind tunnel helps scientists understand the origins of flight.<p>The 3-foot-long <i>Microraptor</i>, one of the smallest dinosaurs in the fossil record, had feathers on its arms, legs and tail. Its odd-looking five-wing gliding setup provides clues to the earliest evolution …

How birds got their wings

Birds split from dinosaurs when their front limbs got longer and their back limbs got shorter, according to new research.<p>This change may have been …

Wonders of the World

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