The weird and wonderful animals that make up Borneo's jungle ecosystem

Borneo is the third largest island in the world and comprises the nations of Malaysia, Brunei, and parts of Indonesia. It's one of the most incredibly diverse places on the planet, home to 15,000 plant species, 3,000 different trees, 221 different land mammal species, and 420 unique birds. And that number is… » 2/13/11 1:10pm 2/13/11 1:10pm

Chameleons Use Color to Communicate, Not Hide

Though most people believe chameleons use their color-changing abilities for camouflage, a new study released today proves this is incorrect. In fact, chameleons evolved the ability to transform skin color quickly to send messages to other chameleons. In a careful analysis of how and when chameleons change color, a… » 1/28/08 7:30am 1/28/08 7:30am