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Image of the Day
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2018
In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.
Image of the Day: Living Color
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 8, 2018
Biodegradable pigments could be custom-grown by bacteria in the future, say researchers.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 4, 2018
Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful.
Catherine Offord | Jun 14, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.