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Jul 27, 2017
Paintings with more color than you can see
While 99% of people see the world through trichromatic vision, San Diego artist Concetta Antico is part of the 1% who can see 100 million more shades of color thanks to having tetrachromatic vision. Because of this, her paintings are vibrant and richly hued, and she has been able to help color blind people learn how to perceive variations in colors they might not otherwise detect.
Jul 24, 2017
A Sea Shell for Humans...
What would it be liked to live in a shell? One family decided to find out by creating the Nautilus House, a curvy, colorful, exotic home that is unlike any other in the world.
Jul 20, 2017
The Mystery of the Missing Plastic
Scientists tracked the progress of trash as it swirled around the ocean, and found that millions of pieces of plastic debris ended up floating in five massive subtropical gyres. However, despite the immensity of that number, scientists are worried that it should be even higher, as humanity's use of plastic has quadrupled since 1980.
Jul 17, 2017
Using Electricity to Reorganize Your Brain
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have discovered that sending weak pulses of electricity through the brain can help realign neural connections. This means that there may soon be a new method of countering nervous system disorders like depression, epilepsy, and tinnitus.
Jul 13, 2017
Color Changing Chameleon Crystals
Did you know that chameleons have crystals embedded in their skin that defend against the sun and predators alike?
Jul 10, 2017
Improving Life One Urban Garden at a Time
Before Denzel Thompson, age 19, started building an urban garden in his neighborhood, the local people rarely had fresh food to eat. "A typical meal," he says, "would be something like chips, soda, cheese sticks, or Chinese food." Read more about how his efforts to being fruits and vegetables to his are has transformed the lives of those around him.
Jul 6, 2017
A Game of Energy
Researchers at Cornell have started to tackle the problem of excessive energy consumption by giving users the chance to win lotteries... if they save energy.
Jul 3, 2017
A Fish's Memory May Be Better Than Yours
It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later.
Jun 29, 2017
Did you know a queen bee lays 1,500 eggs a day?
Jun 26, 2017
Blue Whales Rebound from the Edge
Blue whales were nearly hunted to extinction by the time laws were put into effect that would make it illegal to kill another member of the species. Since then, the population of blue whales off the coast of California has made a remarkable recovery, and although this is so far the only group of blue whales to do so, it gives hope that the rest may follow suit.