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Geckos found to have self-drying skin

Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions. This property, similar to the way rain drops react on a waxed car, was recently found by scientists.

Space tragedy: Five geckos in Russian sex study froze to death

Moscow - Five geckos sent into space on a Russian satellite as part of an experiment to evaluate their reproductive capacity under conditions of weightlessness have died, said Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency.

Communication with Russian gecko sex satellite restored

Moscow - The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that it has restored contact with its Foton-M4 satellite, lost three days ago. The spacecraft carries a set of scientific tests including five geckos to study the effect of micro-gravity on their fertility.

Russia's space creatures back from month long space mission

A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind. Half the mice died while all of the gecko's survived.

Philippine officials warn that geckos won't cure AIDS

On Friday, the Philippine health department warned citizens that using geckos to treat ailments such as asthma, tuberculosis and AIDS doesn't work and may actually endanger those who use them.

Spiders, Frogs and Geckos, Oh My

Jumping spiders, a tiny chirping frog and an elegant striped gecko are among more than 50 species believed new to science were discovered

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