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Yellow Cars Are Back, Praise Be

Yellow Cars Are Back, Praise Be

The world is a hellscape, politics is a nightmare, a recession is expected and car sales are slowing but, by God, yellow is back. In a world full of uncertainty, yellow cars are certainly fantastic and thankfully here.

How Colours Are Discovered

How Colours Are Discovered

In the early 18th century, German chemist Johann Jacob Diesbach was at work in a laboratory trying to make a red pigment out of cochineal insects, the tiny bugs whose extract dyes everything from food to lipstick. Diesbach hypothesised that he could combine the carmine extract with alum, iron sulfate…

Mixing Liquids Under A Microscope Creates Wildly Colourful Worlds

Mixing Liquids Under A Microscope Creates Wildly Colourful Worlds

Video: Wenting Zhu mixed together paint, alcohol, water, soft drink and ink remover in weird combinations, stuck them under a microscope and ended up with awesomely mesmerising effects. Sometimes it’s beautiful and feels like you’re watching a kaleidoscope take focus, or seeing a star burst in a distant galaxy. Other…