Chameleon's color magic revealed: nanocrystals

Mar 11, 2015

Chameleon's color magic revealed: nanocrystals

Humans have long been fascinated by chameleons changing color to dazzle mates, scare rivals and confuse predators. On Tuesday, scientists said they uncovered the mechanism of the feat, and that the results of their investigation astounded them. Rather than use pigments to switch color, ...

Chameleons born in Africa, rafted to Madagascar

Mar 29, 2013

Chameleons born in Africa, rafted to Madagascar

Chameleons took to the waves to migrate from Africa to Madagascar about 65 million years ago, says a study that seeks to resolve a roiling biological debate. Chameleons are famous for the extraordinary ability of some species to change color, and for a lightning-fast ...