Oct 24, 2015

Were dinosaurs warm-blooded or cold-blooded?

A new method to chemically analyze dinosaur egg shells has allowed scientists to gauge the extinct lizards’ body temperature, researchers said on Oct. 13. The findings support recent work by other teams that dinosaurs were neither warm- nor cold-blooded, but somewhere in between, researchers ...

Air flows through lizard lungs one way

Dec 21, 2013

Air flows through lizard lungs one way

Air flows through lizard lungs in one direction, a finding that may prompt a rethink about how some species evolved following Earth’s biggest mass extinction, a recent study said. Humans and most other animals in contrast have a so-called “tidal,” or two-way, breathing system. ...

Oct 3, 2013

Aussies charge Japanese pair with lizard smuggling

The reptiles can fetch high prices if sold on the black market in Asia. The Customs and Border Protection Service said the men, aged 38 and 33, were recently selected for a baggage inspection when they checked in at Perth International Airport. An X-ray ...