I want my cake to be fluffy and delicious and always enough for seconds. Maybe it can be a little decorative and fun and hide a joke somewhere but what I’m not prepared for is a cake to wreck my brain before it pads my stomach. Take a look at this optical illusion, color changing, shape shifting (it’s not shape…
Since today was a monumental day for gay rights in America, it’s only fitting that we share this science image, showing all of the colors emitted by the sun. Why are there gaps in the spectrum? Those are our star’s missing colors. Read all about it here.
A thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle which isn't an image, just the color spectrum, sounds like it could be a giant pain. And yet, its designer, Clemens Habicht, swears it's easier than a traditional puzzle.
Over at the Smithsonian, Daniel Lewis has a fascinating article up about 19th Century color dictionaries, which were use by scientists to standardize descriptions.
When it comes to colors, physics is easy. Physiology is hard. This is why the Abney effect is still debated. We know that it can turn blue into purple and orange into red, but we're not sure why.
We all know that some parts of the images that NASA, and any space agency shows us are "fake." Not fake as in they were made in a facility in Arizona, but painted with colors other than the ones that were collected, omitting some bits of information and emphasizing others. We'll take a quick look at how partially fake…
The average human can perceive one million different colors, but researchers suspect that a small percentage of women may be capable of seeing one hundred times that amount. Finding out who these women are, however, will be no easy task.
The way different languages view colors is a curious topic. Much has been made of Homer's wine dark seas, and I've seen it claimed that Chinese had no word for pink before modern European contact, while the Russians use separate words for dark and light blue.
Coloring lets kids practice their motor skills and express their creativity, but could it also help them learn chemistry? These ingenious labels, designed especially for crayons, pairs waxy colors with the chemical compounds that make them.
At the time this was painted, over 200 years ago, they would have been considered yellow. Colors aren't as eternal as we imagine them to be. The way our cultures perceive colors changes over time, just like everything else.
According to researchers at Frankfurt's Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, the sight of certain swimming strokes can evoke colors in synesthetic swimmers.