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How is a Kindle like a cuttlefish

(Phys.org)—Over millions of years, biological organisms – from the chameleon and cuttlefish to the octopus and squid – have developed color-changing abilities for adaptive concealment (e.g., camouflage) ...

Sep 26, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations

From the inside of our heads, it feels as if colors are intrinsic aspects of the outside world and our eyes are beautifully designed to see them. But we humans are merely sampling the possible ways of sensing the spectrum ...

May 21, 2012 4.9 / 5 (13) 4

Quail really know their camouflage

When it comes to camouflage, ground-nesting Japanese quail are experts. That's based on new evidence published online on January 17 in Current Biology that mother quail "know" the patterning of their own eg ...

Jan 17, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast