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Posts tagged lizards

January 29, 2014

 

A dinosaur replica in front of some cactus plants

Walking And Breathing

Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?

November 22, 2013

 

A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

May 27, 2013

 

Whiptail Lizard In The Sand

The Future Of Males

Have you ever heard predictions that one day women will be able to have babies without men?

January 30, 2008

 

Jacky Dragon Lizard on a Rock

Dragon Pushups

Think you are pretty good at push-ups? Well, meet the Jacky Dragon.

January 29, 2008

 

Fringe-Toed Lizard in the Sand

Lizards that Absorb Water Rather Than Drinking It

While some animals developed ways to extract water from their food, the desert dwelling lizards don’t drink water at all; they absorb it through their skin.

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004

 

The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

What’s a Fever For?

Turn up the heat in the body, and many body processes speed up, including the production of white blood cells and how fast they find infectious bacteria and viruses.

September 27, 2003

 

Do Bugs Sleep?

Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.

September 27, 2003

 

Flying Snakes

Given the hundreds of thousands of different animals inhabiting our planet, the list of those that can fly is quite small. “Fly Snakes” on today’s Moment of Science.

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