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A woman faces the Mediterranean Sea,  Nice, southeastern France. 
Lionel Cironneau/AP

A woman faces the Mediterranean Sea,  Nice, southeastern France. 

Lionel Cironneau/AP

a northern European garden of color

a northern European garden of color

dragonfly ~  art by alyzenmoonshadow

dragonfly ~  art by alyzenmoonshadow

(Phys.org)—The ‘brightest’ thing in nature, the Pollia condensata fruit, does not get its blue colour from pigment but instead uses structural colour – a method of reflecting light of particular wavelengths- new research reveals. The study was published today in the journal PNAS.

Dr Beverley Glover from the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences, who jointly led the research, said: “This obscure little plant has hit on a fantastic way of making an irresistible shiny, sparkly, multi-coloured, iridescent signal to every bird in the vicinity, without wasting any of its precious photosynthetic reserves on bird food. Evolution is very smart!”Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-african-fruit-brightest-nature-pigment.html#jCp

(Phys.org)—The ‘brightest’ thing in nature, the Pollia condensata fruit, does not get its blue colour from pigment but instead uses structural colour – a method of reflecting light of particular wavelengths- new research reveals. The study was published today in the journal PNAS.

Dr Beverley Glover from the University of Cambridge’s Department of , who jointly led the research, said: “This obscure little plant has hit on a fantastic way of making an irresistible shiny, sparkly, multi-coloured, iridescent signal to every bird in the vicinity, without wasting any of its precious photosynthetic reserves on bird food. Evolution is very smart!”

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-09-african-fruit-brightest-nature-pigment.html#jCp

Sony BRAVIA - Balls (Hi-Res)

Leaf of Many Colors

Leaf of Many Colors

Brilliant colors of Saris and Flowers in Village in rural Tamil Nadu

Brilliant colors of Saris and Flowers in Village in rural Tamil Nadu

Signs Humans are still evolving - 
http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/30795/5-signs-humans-are-still-evolving
Originally, we all had brown eyes. But about 10,000 years ago, someone who lived near the Black Sea developed a genetic mutation that turned brown eyes blue. While the reason blue eyes have persisted remains a bit of a mystery, one theory is that they act as a sort of paternity test. “There is strong evolutionary pressure for a man not to invest his paternal resources in another man’s child,” says the lead author of a study on the development of our baby blues. Because it is virtually impossible for two blue-eyed mates to create a brown-eyed baby, our blue-eyed male ancestors may have sought out blue-eyed mates as a way of ensuring fidelity. This would partially explain why, in a recent study, blue-eyed men rated blue-eyed women as more attractive compared to brown-eyed women, whereas females and brown-eyed men expressed no preference.

Signs Humans are still evolving -

http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/30795/5-signs-humans-are-still-evolving

Originally, we all had brown eyes. But about 10,000 years ago, someone who lived near the Black Sea developed a genetic mutation that turned brown eyes blue. While the reason blue eyes have persisted remains a bit of a mystery, one theory is that they act as a sort of paternity test. “There is strong evolutionary pressure for a man not to invest his paternal resources in another man’s child,” says the lead author of a study on the development of our baby blues. Because it is virtually impossible for two blue-eyed mates to create a brown-eyed baby, our blue-eyed male ancestors may have sought out blue-eyed mates as a way of ensuring fidelity. This would partially explain why, in a recent study, blue-eyed men rated blue-eyed women as more attractive compared to brown-eyed women, whereas females and brown-eyed men expressed no preference.

thefruitmarket:
HH:  I find figs to be a most beautiful fruit/food.

thefruitmarket:

HH:  I find figs to be a most beautiful fruit/food.

Your eyes can paint colors onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in the optical illusion above for 10 seconds twice and you’ll see the black and white cityscape be transformed into a brand new colorful world. Each building will have its own nuanced color. Magic!

Your eyes can paint colors onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in the optical illusion above for 10 seconds twice and you’ll see the black and white cityscape be transformed into a brand new colorful world. Each building will have its own nuanced color. Magic!

Kaleidoscope Reverie by Alexiuss

Kaleidoscope Reverie by Alexiuss

Only one shade of blue was used creating this picture

Only one shade of blue was used creating this picture

Green/Gray Dining Room

Green/Gray Dining Room

Silvia Pavlova: “My eyes are eager for colours.”

Silvia Pavlova: “My eyes are eager for colours.”

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights