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Is pure water colorless?
Stare at one color—but see another.
Polarized light reveals stress patterns in clear plastic.
A colored object may look different against different-colored backgrounds.
Explore variations in skin shade and tone.
Color your perception.
Not all shadows are black.
Submerge yourself in underwater color perception.
Stain your clothes on purpose.
Air trapped between two pieces of clear plastic produces rainbow-colored interference patterns.
Art and science meet in a tube of mirrors.
Shine some light on brine shrimp behavior.
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