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Ancient Snakes, Lizards Gave Birth to Live Young
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, reptiles, biology, ancient, science, research, scientists, paleontology, study, investigation, climate change )

- 1585 days ago -
Most snakes and lizards are known to lay eggs, but in the distant past their ancestors mainly gave birth to live young, just as humans do, a new study suggests.
Teeniest Creatures Miniature Frogs, Reptiles and More
Science & Tech  (tags: Teeniest, creatures, Miniature, frogs, reptiles, more )

- 2250 days ago -
This newly discovered species of miniature chameleon lives only on the islet of Nosy Hara in Madagascar. It's one of the smallest lizards in the world. (PLoS ONE)
Patterns of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in Galapagos Reptiles
Science & Tech  (tags: Patterns of antibiotic-resistant, bacteria found in, Galapagos, reptiles )

- 2279 days ago -
Land and marine iguanas and giant tortoises living close to human settlements or tourist sites in the Galápagos Islands were more likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria than
Agile 'Roadrunner' Dinosaur Fossil Discovered in China
Science & Tech  (tags: dinosaurs, reptiles, Paleontology, birds, fossils, ancient creatures, extinct species )

- 2944 days ago -
Measuring just half a metre long, the fleet-footed theropod named Xixianykus zhangi was likely to have used a huge claw to dig for termites and ants.
Early Exposure to Common Weed Killer Impairs Amphibian Development
Science & Tech  (tags: research, environment, frogs, reptiles, developmental biology, biotechnology, atrazine, caspase-3, exposure, herbicide, kidney, morphogenesis, organ, tadpoles )

- 3656 days ago -
When exposed to the widely used herbicide atrazine in their early stages of life the common weed killer,once thought to be harmless to animals,disrupts growth of vital organs in amphibians during multiple growth periods.
Turning Deadly Venoms Into Cures
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, scientists, venom, medicine, study, reptiles, evolution )

- 3673 days ago -
Venomous serpents have developed one of the most effective & efficient weapon systems of the animal kingdom.They may kill tens of thousands of people yearly, but their deadly venoms have the potential to save many thousands more.
Ancient Sea Reptile From Alberta Oilsands Yields Research Bounty
Science & Tech  (tags: reptiles, fossils, paleontology, science, scientists, discovery, interesting )

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- 3684 days ago -
A reptile that once prowled the seas where Alberta's oilsands now sit has been named after a paleontologist who studied prehistoric ocean life. In a paper that formally describes the carnivorous aquatic predator, paleontologists from the University of
VIRGINIA: Snake Fear Part of Human Evolution?
Science & Tech  (tags: USA, herpetology, reptiles, snakes, fear of snakes, psychology, phobias, science )

- 3703 days ago -
Two University of Virginia researchers believe that humans are genetically predisposed to be deathly afraid of snakes. Judy S. DeLoache, a U.Va. professor of developmental psychology, said she has a snake phobia, but wonders why. "The question was, where
Earliest Known Evidence of Reptiles Found in N.B.
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, discovery, fossils, reptiles, paleontogist )

- 3837 days ago -
Scientists in New Brunswick have discovered an important key to the past.They have found hundreds of.......

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