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2012-05-09 21:22:44

Researchers have found that bird species with multiple plumage color forms within in the same population, evolve into new species faster than those with only one color form, confirming a 60 year-old evolution theory.

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2008-01-30 11:20:00

A recent study led by Dr. Devi Stuart-Fox of the University of Melbourne, Australia, reveals that the color-changing ability of chameleons was first used to make them more noticeable. This is contrary to previous beliefs that they changed color for camouflage, only to help them blend in with their surroundings.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.