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Stripes Are Cool

And not just cool-looking. Thanks to funding from the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration, we have recently published our first paper about how the zebra got its stripes. The paper was published in Royal Society Open Science (details below) in January and has been receiving some great press, National Geographic, NPR, NBC, and…

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? New Study Offers Strong Evidence

The zebra’s stripes evolved to keep pesky insects at bay, according to the most thorough study to date on the subject.

Female Squid Flash Fake Testes

The ability of female market squid to turn on and off the color white helps them escape the amorous, and aggressive, attentions of male squid.

Resolving the Riddle of Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Zebra stripes are among the most striking mammalian coat patterns. How these dramatic patterns are produced remains mysterious, as does their adaptive value. National Geographic grantee Brenda Larison is in the field in Africa to gain new insights about the evolution of zebra stripes.