Lethargic Lizards

Lizard sunbathing

BRRR! Weather report: chilly with a chance of falling LIZARDS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like Florida retirees, tropical lizards LOVE the heat! If temperatures get too low, they get cold-stunned and can’t move. They can even fall right out of trees! Recently, South

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Lung Story Short

Instant lungs: Just add water! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Organs for transplants are in short supply, and growing them is no joke. It takes human lungs YEARS to fully develop. But anole lizards can grow them in TWO DAYS? How? Enter Michael Palmer

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A Tale of Two…TAILS?

Regeneration – it’s a TAIL as old as time!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science  Lucky lizards! If they lose a tail, they just grow another one! But these replacement tails aren’t as good as new — they’re actually SPINELESS! Could we help lizards regrow

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Scuba Lizards

Image from article showing anole species forming an air bubbles underwater to “rebreathe”

So! How long can YOU hold your breath under water? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We humans need an oxygen tank to go scuba diving. What would a lizard use?  Christopher Boccia at University of Toronto, Canada, and an international team study small anole

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Lethargic Lizards

Lizard sunbathing

BRRR! Weather report: chilly with a chance of falling LIZARDS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Like Florida retirees, tropical lizards LOVE the heat! If temperatures get too low, they get cold-stunned and can’t move. They can even fall right out of trees! Recently, South

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