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Caribbean Lizards Suggest Evolution More Predictable Than Thought

If you could rewind time and watch evolution take place all over again, would it happen the same way as it did before? Full story

2-foot long lizard found inside wall

   Firefighters found a massive lizard inside the walls of a house in China after residents called in help to remove the unwanted guest.

Real-Life 'Lizard King' Named for Doors' Jim Morrison

A lizard the size of a German shepherd once roamed Myanmar, a new fossil analysis reveals. Full story

These days, conspiracy theories seem par for the course

   Alex Wagner discusses "Mermaids: The New Evidence," why we need to reaffirm our position on the existence - or non-existence - of these marine creatures, and the other conspiracy theories about giant lizards and Big Foot that have become the norm to some in America.

Ha! Lizard turns prowling kitten into scaredy-cat

   The latest feline footage to mesmerize the Internet shows a kitten who seems to be extremely startled by a friendly lizard.

Conspiracy paranoia infiltrates Senate GOP, undermines US global authority

   Rachel Maddow reports on how Senate Republicans in the grips of right-wing conspiracy theorists are again getting in the way of U.S. leadership in the world and putting America in the company of Iran, Syria, and North Korea in opposing a new UN treaty.

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  What are the most believed conspiracy theories?

The TODAY anchors chat about the hot topics of the day, including a new survey about conspiracy theories that shows that 37 percent of Americans think global warming is a hoax, and 29 percent believe in aliens.

  Ancient lizard named for Obama

Scientists have named a small ancient lizard ‘Obamadon’ because they say the lizard has a smile that resembles the president’s. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details.

  Arthritic Komodo dragon gets fitted with splint

While most Komodo dragons are ferocious, flesh-eating beasts, 19-year-old Ivan at the Phoenix Zoo has a “puppy dog-like reputation.” That’s why zookeepers there fitted the giant arthritic lizard with a special prosthetic splint to aid in his mobility. KPNX’s Hailey Frances reports.

  World’s biggest lizard fighting to survive in wild

Conservationists are trying to protect the komodo dragon, a dinosaur-like lizard, as only five thousand of these rare creatures exist in the wild. NBC’s Ian Williams reports.

  Rhys Ifans: You can’t say no to Spider-Man

The actor chats about transforming into his creepy role as the monstrous villain known as the Lizard in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and the hours he had to spend in makeup every day.

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An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen in a desert near Tabuk
An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen in a desert near Tabuk

An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen in a desert near Tabuk April 19, 2013. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bare hands. The lizards can be grilled or eaten raw,

Men hold Uromastyx lizards, also known as a dabb lizards, in a desert near Tabuk
Men hold Uromastyx lizards, also known as a dabb lizards, in a desert near Tabuk

Men hold Uromastyx lizards, also known as a dabb lizards, in a desert near Tabuk April 19, 2013. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bare hands. The lizards can be grilled or eaten raw,

A traditional dish known as Kabsa is seen with a tail of an Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, in a desert near Tabuk
A traditional dish known as Kabsa is seen with a tail of an Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, in a desert near Tabuk

A traditional dish known as Kabsa is seen with a tail of an Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, in a desert near Tabuk April 19, 2013. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bar

An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen on a man's back in a desert near Tabuk
An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen on a man's back in a desert near Tabuk

An Uromastyx lizard, also known as a dabb lizard, is seen on a man's back in a desert near Tabuk April 19, 2013. The lizards, which are considered a delicacy in some parts of the Middle East, are caught in the spring season using hooks and sniffer dogs as well as bare hands. The lizards can be grill