Additive color mixing refers to mixing light of certain colors (usually primary colors) together to make different colors. This is the basic concept behind how RGB computer displays and television screens work. But how does this work?
This week, thousands of high-resolution, unprocessed, public-domain photos from the Apollo moon missions were uploaded to flickr…spectacular!
Last October, I wrote this post about a CARTA symposium on “Domestication and Human Evolution.” Videos of all the talks are now posted online here. For a nice overview of the main ideas discussed in all of the other presentations, I recommend watching the Introductory Remarks [17 min] by co-chair Robert Kluender.
Let me start by sharing this breathtaking video: When I first saw this video, I had no idea what I was watching, yet I was completely captivated. I had to find out the story behind the video. Here is what I discovered.
A delicious visualization of color representation in English vs. Chinese by data scientist Muyueh Lee (click the image):
Kaleidoscopic arrangements of beautiful bugs at at Pheromone Gallery….
I recently attended a symposium at the Salk Institute on “Domestication and Human Evolution.” The symposium was organized by CARTA, the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny, whose charter is “to explore and explain the origins of the human phenomenon.” As the name indicates, the focus of this symposium was on how domestication…
If you know me, you probably know that I have pet jellyfish. Moon jellies, to be specific. It may sound like a strange pet to have—and I admit, they were a not-very-well-thought-out impulse purchase—but, even despite a few painful run-ins with Portuguese man-of-wars in my childhood, I have always been enchanted by the majestic beauty…
Artist Rachel Mayeri collaborated with primatologist Deborah Forster to create this split-screen film featuring a human dramatization of a baboon drama.
Remember having those wonderful dreams as a child where you could fly? This is how it worked in my dreams: I could at any time start flapping my human-arms, really, REALLY hard—no HARDER!—and I would gradually start to levitate. Once I got to a certain altitude, I could tip my body forward and fly in…