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January 24, 2012

 

Rods and cones help you be able to see.

Night Vision And Humans: Why Can’t We See Color?

When we are in a fairly dark room, or outside at night away from lights, we can still see, but we can't see the colors of things very well. Why is that?

January 19, 2012

 

From white to black - clouds come in all colors.

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

November 22, 2011

 

Sometimes our brains get really mixed up.

Hyperactive Neurons To Blame For Unusual Sensory Melding

Some people report seeing colors when they read text or tasting flavors when they listen to music. Elevated neuronal responsiveness could be to blame.

October 31, 2011

 

Seeing Yellow

Why is yellow still the most popular highlighter color?

October 18, 2011

 

Using X-Rays To Find The Color Of Fossilized Skin And Feathers

Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.

August 1, 2011

 

Why Do My Clothes Change Color When They Get Hit With Water?

We've all seen how when we splash water on cloth, the places where the water hits appear darker than the rest. Does the cloth change color when wet?

November 12, 2010

 

Visual Systems, Binocular Vision, And Wall Color

Why does the corner of the room, where two walls and the ceiling meet seem to show two different wall colors?

October 11, 2010

 

Why Blue Birds Aren’t Blue

Are you a bird watcher? Well, you should know that a bird that appears blue is actually colorless.

February 4, 2010

 

Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

December 1, 2008

 

Cuttlefish: Colorblind Masters of Camouflage

Clever cephalopods and colorblind camouflage champions---cuttlefish!

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