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What Scientists Saw When They Put a Crocodile in an MRI Scanner and Played Classical Music

Sounds weird—and even a bit dangerous—but the experiment is revealing new insights into the evolution of brains and how mammals and birds acquired the capacity to comprehend complex sounds. Read More >>

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This 10-Foot-Long Jurassic Crocodile Once Menaced Britain’s Seas

A reanalysis of a heavily damaged fossil found nearly 150 years ago has revealed the existence of an absolute monster of the ancient seas. And the discovery of the new species, nicknamed the “Melksham Monster,” shows that an extinct group of ancient reptiles appeared on Earth millions of years earlier than previously thought. Read More >>

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Terrifying Video Shows Hippos Rescuing a Wildebeest From the Jaws of a Crocodile

While on safari in northeastern South Africa, a retired couple witnessed a harrowing scene involving a crocodile and a rather unfortunate wildebeest. But just when things appeared most grim for the reptile’s next meal, something completely unexpected happened. Read More >>

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Crocs Keep an Eye on You While They Sleep

Sleeping with only half your brain sounds like a great way to become a zombie in no time, but for certain marine mammals and birds, it’s a way of life. A new study suggests that crocodiles, too, may be “unihemispheric” sleepers, a finding which makes humans and other full-brain snoozers look more and more like evolutionary oddballs. Read More >>

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“Carolina Butcher” Was a Massive Croc That Hunted on its Hind Legs

The fearsome "Carolina Butcher" isn't a legendary serial killer. It's a nine-foot-long ancestral crocodile that stomped about the southeastern US during the Late Triassic, eating smaller armoured reptiles and competing with dinosaurs for top-predator status. Oh, and it walked on its hind legs. Read More >>

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Watch a Robo-Crocodile Sneak Around Hippos to Study Their Poop

Like most creatures, hippos do not fancy being followed around by humans as they poop. But a robot boat carefully disguised as a crocodile? That could work. Read More >>

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Snake Eats Crocodile as Amazed Locals Take Photos

This is what you look like on Christmas Day, only instead of the outline of a crocodile it's the outline of 12 Terry's Chocolate Oranges in your bloated torso. It's a snake, eating something much wider than itself. It will almost certainly be asleep in front of its television for the rest of the month. Read More >>