This new drug is capable of darkening the skin without the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays.
Scientists have discovered that all eye colors, even the bluest of blues are actually shades of brown. Just like hair and skin, the color of the eyes is determined by a bodily pigment known as melanin. It has been discovered that all eye colors are composed of this same pigment, however in different amounts or content.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
Hidden within a humid cave in southeastern Brazil, a new eyeless Daddy Longlegs spider species was recently discovered. Researchers have since named the species Smeagol after the Lord of the Rings character.
Heavy metals such as mercury, chrome and copper alter the brightness of some birds' feathers, making them seem less attractive to females.
A rare albino Risso's calf was recently spotted swimming with its mother in Monterey Bay, Calif.
Using fossilized structures known as melanosomes, researchers concluded that an ancient bat species was reddish-brown in color. More importantly, the study suggests that melanin desposits from fossils can be used to determine the color of ancient species.