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February 12, 2013

 

woman putting on pink lipstick

How Fluorescent Lighting Affects Color

Did you know that florescent lighting affects the look of color (including makeup!)

October 17, 2011

 

Orange full moon behind a tree branch

That Spooky Orange Glow

Why is the moon sometimes orange or red? Why is the sky blue? These questions are closely related!

February 4, 2009

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

March 8, 2006

 

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Science Joke (Light Shift)

What's the best thing about having a rocket-powered car? If you go fast enough, the red lights look green!

September 27, 2003

 

How Eggs Get Their Color

Depending on the species, bird eggs can be any color ranging from chicken’s plain white to a robin’s blue, streaked, spotted, bright, pale, and anything in between. Today, on a Moment of Science, we take a look at some of the reasons this might be the case. But first, how do eggs get their color? [...]

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