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Having Trouble Concentrating? Time to Repaint Your Room

Bright reds and yellows can improve studying

(Newser) - Is your kid having a hard time concentrating on her homework? It might be time to repaint her room, according to a new study out of Australia. Science Network WA reports researchers found that brightly colored rooms—specifically ones that are red or yellow—help students study better. “The... More »

Why Blue Tarantulas Are Baffling

Why are their hairs so blue?

(Newser) - Next time a big, blue tarantula comes crawling over, just ask yourself, "Why is it blue?" At least that's what a group of researchers did, and they realized it's a tough question, National Geographic reports. The Verge reports there are at least 40 tarantula species that are... More »

For Success on Pinterest, Choose Your Colors Well

Researchers say red, pink, and purple get repinned the most

(Newser) - When it comes to Pinterest, colors matter. Researchers analyzed about 1 million posts on the site and found that images heavy on red, pink, or purple were repinned the most, reports Phys.org . By contrast, those with black, yellow, green, or blue fared the worst, according to the study in... More »

Someday, You May Change Color of Your Clothes Octopus-Style

Scientists develop material that mimics cephalopods' tricky feat

(Newser) - Scientists have taken the first rudimentary step toward developing a material that can do what octopuses and squid have mastered: change color on a whim. Researchers at the University of Houston and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "developed a flexible pixellated sheet that can detect light falling upon... More »

Woman Stabs Fiance Over Wedding Colors

Krysta James charged with criminal domestic violence

(Newser) - Planning a wedding can be stressful. So stressful, in fact, you might feel the need to ... stab your fiance? Police say a South Carolina couple were discussing their upcoming wedding on Christmas Day when an argument broke out over the wedding's color scheme. When the groom-to-be tried to leave... More »

Upside to Drought: Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Less water leads to less chlorophyll and more colors

(Newser) - The lack of rain this year could elicit a dazzling side effect in the fall: exceptionally colorful leaves. That's because below-average rainfall in the Northeast may cause trees to shut down production of a chemical called chlorophyll earlier than usual. Without it, various pigments like carotenes and xanthophyll (yellow... More »

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