A Yale linguist explains how many colors exist in your language’s rainbow.
By Claire Bowern, The Conversation
Indigo dye for clothing is a lot older than the invention of blue jeans -- almost 6,000 years older, to be exact. The scientists behind the discovery say this blue scrap of fabric may rewrite the history of clothing.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Not long ago, I learned that a company called EnChroma had developed glasses that claimed to “correct” colorblindness for red-green colorblind people like myself. So I sent for a pair. They arrived, nestled in a black carrying case, a couple…
By Joshua Barajas
Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. No surprise to those of us whose minds were collectively blown by the dress that’s blue and black to some, and white and gold to others (though frankly kind of ugly…
By Jenny Marder
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