The Science Hidden In Your Town Name
How place names encode ecological change.
The Quest to Mimic Nature’s Trickiest Colors
An artist struggles to reproduce the iridescence of the natural world.
The Quest to Understand—and Mimic—Nature’s Trickiest Colors
The West Indian Ocean coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae)AlessandroZocc via Shutterstock It was an image in a book of a sparkly blue fish—a West Indian Ocean coelacanth—that inspired German painter Franziska Schenk to begin a project that would occupy much of her adult life. “It was mysterious and beautiful,” she says, “and as a child I had […]