India has been going through a deadly heat wave. A chameleon was trying to drink out of a dry faucet when the tropical sun mummified him on the spot.
The chameleon's tongue is super sticky that it can lift a prey three times bigger than its size.
The latest bio-inspired robot harnesses a chameleon's ability to quickly change color and blend in with their surroundings. While the robot is currently only able to change from red, to green, to blue, researchers are hopeful that with further study, they can someday create improved camouflage systems for military vehicles and body armor.
Micro-CT scans helped scientists identify the first female of a Madagascan chameleon species known as Calumma vatosoa. Before now, the species was only known by a single male found in 2001.
A new chameleon species sporting blue spots was recently found in the mountains of Tanzania. Researchers say this find highlights the diversity of animals living in this region.
Tiny chameleons have surprisingly powerful tongues, researchers reveal in a new study. Like all small animals, these lizards need to consume more energy per body weight to survive. Therefore they have to shoot out their tongues unusually fast and far in order to compete with larger relatives for insect meals.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
The public is only just now learning how the unique skin of chameleons can change color. Now, researchers are also revealing that they are in the midst of imitating this strategy for our own use, creating ways to display color never before seen outside of nature.
Camouflage has always been one of nature's greatest accomplishments in the eyes of man. It's a skill we can barely imitate despite how far technology has come. Now researchers are at least a step closer to understanding how chameleons do it, revealing a stunning and unexpected system just beneath their skin.