New research reveals threat to monkey numbers from forest decline
Monkey populations in threatened forests are far more sensitive to damage to their habitat than previously thought, according to new research.
New chameleon species discovered in East Africa (w/ Podcast)
A new species of chameleon has been discovered in Tanzania by a team of scientists.
Color-changing roof tiles absorb heat in winter, reflect it in summer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone who has ever stepped barefoot onto blacktop pavement on a hot sunny day knows the phenomenon very well: Black surfaces absorb the sun's heat very efficiently, producing a toe-scorching ...
Study: Lizards bask for more than warmth
Keeping warm isn't the only reason lizards and other cold-blooded critters bask in the sun. According to a study published in the May/June issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, chameleons alter their sunbathing behavi ...
'Chameleon Guitar' blends old-world and high-tech
(PhysOrg.com) -- Natural wood, with its unique grain patterns, is what gives traditional acoustic instruments warm and distinctive sounds, while the power of modern electronic processing provides an unlimited ...
Now you see it, now you don't: Scientists unraveling the mystery of camouflage
At Hogwarts, Harry Potter uses an invisibility cloak to hide from his enemies. In nature, animals like cuttlefish and chameleons use the awe-inspiring tricks of camouflage to hide from theirs.
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