As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown.
Earlier this year, scientists used zebra finches to pinpoint the gene that enables birds to produce and display the colour red.
Ultraviolet vision evolved at least eight times in birds from a common violet sensitive ancestor finds a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. All of these are due to single nucleotide ...
A team of researchers from the University of Girona and the Max Planck Institute in Germany has shown that some mathematical algorithms provide clues about the artistic style of a painting. The composition of colours or certain ...
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ants see in colour, a breakthrough that one day could help scientists create more autonomous robots.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a major advance in understanding how our eyesight works, Australian scientists have shown that birds' amazing flight and landing precision relies on their ability to detect edges.
New research into the way that honeybees see colour could pave the way for more accurate cameras in phones, drones and robots.
Sharks may be unable to distinguish between colours, according to a lab study published on Tuesday that could benefit swimmers, surfers and sharks themselves.
Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and colour vision.