Meet the 20,000 new species we discovered in a single year

The latest State of Observed Species report is out. And biologists might have just earned the title of Hardest-Working People in Science, discovering a staggering 19,232 species in just one year, including nearly 10,000 new types of insects. » 1/19/12 11:01am 1/19/12 11:01am

Global warming might make lizards super-intelligent

Just when it seemed like we knew all the dangers of climate change, science has to go and throw us this curveball. Warmer temperatures make lizards' brains develop differently. Last thing we need is some newly super-intelligent lizards judging us. » 1/12/12 10:42am 1/12/12 10:42am

Lizard genome sequence solves a human genetic mystery

320 million years ago, mammals and reptiles reached an evolutionary parting of the ways. We've now sequenced a lizard genome for the first time ever, and it's vastly different from our own...but in a few crucial ways, it's shockingly similar. » 8/31/11 4:26pm 8/31/11 4:26pm

Lizard species keep trying to interbreed...but they're just the wrong…

The western United States is full of many different species of scincid lizards, commonly known as skinks. These skinks come in all shapes and sizes, and yet they still try to mate with each other. Too bad it's physically impossible. » 8/29/11 9:20am 8/29/11 9:20am

Watch the Lizard's kid piss off Daddy in his Spider-Man audition

We're pretty excited about the return to classic Spider-Man villains in Marc Webb's Spider-Man movie. Especially when they involve the Lizard's dark origin story. Check out this possible inside look at Spider-Man as one kid auditions to play Billy Connors! » 11/23/10 3:00pm 11/23/10 3:00pm

Spider-Man is casting an even younger Peter Parker, and the Lizard's…

Looks like Spider-Man isn't the only character with an origin story in the new reboot. Sony is reportedly casting a boy to play the six-year-old Peter Parker and another little boy to play Billy Connors, son of the Lizard. [Moviehole] » 10/15/10 4:30pm 10/15/10 4:30pm

Sticky Substance Could Turn You Into Spider-Man

Click to view » 10/11/08 8:00am 10/11/08 8:00am Peter Parker needed a radioactive spider bite to be able to climb walls. And Mohinder Suresh joined the wall-climber club after downing his superpower formula, and we all know that doesn’t end well. So, rather than have us expose ourselves to unpredictable mutations, a pair of researchers have developed…

This Lizard Drinks Through Its Foot, and Soon You Will Too

This mind-bendingly cute thorny devil lizard is one of the most sought-after creatures in the engineering world because it has a special talent: drinking through its foot. Using cracks in its scales, this little guy can wick water up through its foot into its body. Materials scientists hope that by studying how the… » 3/20/08 7:00am 3/20/08 7:00am