News tagged with pigments

A fossilized snake shows its true colors

Ten million years ago, a green and black snake lay coiled in the Spanish undergrowth. Once, paleontologists would have been limited to the knowledge they could glean from its colorless fossil remains, but now they know what ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Lizard bling colour may act as social cue

It would come as no surprise to hear that people who live in a certain area and consume a certain diet—perhaps residents of Perth's more affluent suburbs—may present themselves in a certain way to show off to everyone ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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