Chilly forecast, falling iguanas in store for Florida Xmas

In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a stunned iguana lies in the grass at Cherry Creek Park in Oakland Park, Fla., With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it might involve falling iguanas. (Joe […]

Melody of an Alpine summit falling apart

Across the summit of the 2592-meter-high Hochvogel in the Allgäu region of Germany, a dangerous crack is gaping and growing. The southern side of the mountain threatens to slide into the Austrian Hornbach Valley, releasing up to 260,000 cubic meters of limestone debris – corresponding to ~260 single-family houses. Credit: TU München The entire summit […]

How frigid lizards falling from trees revealed rising cold tolerance

After the coldest night in south Florida in a decade, lizards were dropping out of palm trees, landing legs up. The scientists who raced to investigate the fallen reptiles have now found that, despite such graceless falls, some of these tropical, cold-blooded creatures are actually more resilient to cold than previously thought. The finding sheds […]