Tagged: colour

How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 07, 2021

Philip Heron, University of Toronto; Fabio Crameri, University of Oslo, and Grace Shephard, University of Oslo   The choice of colour to represent information in scientific images is a fundamental part of communicating findings. However, a number of colour palettes that are widely used to display critical scientific results are not only dangerously misleading, but also unreadable to a proportion … Read More

I’ve always wondered: why is a green screen green? - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Turner, Monash University and Russell Anderson, Monash University This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to alwayswondered@theconversation.edu.au I’ve always wondered why is a green screen green in TV and film making, as opposed to blue or white or … Read More

Colours of the Quantum World - Micro to Macro

Ryan Ridden Jan 16, 2017

Colours are everywhere. The colours we see come from light with different wavelengths, but light isn’t the only thing physicists say have colour. In the quantum world the subatomic particles known as quarks have colour. As with everything quantum mechanical the colour of quarks isn’t what it may seem. Quarks can come in a variety of six colours, from red, … Read More

And now for some science… the marvels of skin - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 06, 2014

Apologies for the lack of actual science posts recently. Let’s see if we can remedy that! Last month I had the great privilege of interviewing skin cancer surgeon Dr Sharad Paul* for a session at the Auckland Writers Festival. We talked about his recent book Skin – A Biography, published in 2013 by Fourth … Read More