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Fountain Rainbow

If you look closely at the partial rainbow created between the fountain and Chinese Pagoda in Victoria Park, London, you might notice that there is an orange band, but no clear red one. The rainbow has been created by the mist-like tiny droplets from the fountain, not the main drops…

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A Painting Puzzle

My thanks to Sebastien from Leipzig, Germany, for sending in this photo of a painting in the Museum of Communism in Prague. Have a good look at the picture. Q.1 Can you spot anything amiss? There is one aspect of the painting that won't ring true for natural navigators. Q.2…

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Why are some leaves red?

Why are some leaves red and what does it mean? We assume leaves to be green, but also notice how there are exceptions - a show of reds, golds and yellows is expected each autumn. But what about all those red leaves we see turning up in the middle of…

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