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Imagine if you could see time laid out in front of you, or surrounding your body. And you could physically point to specific dates in space.


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Evidence is emerging from Africa that colours were being used in a symbolic way perhaps 200,000 years ago. ... Being able to conceptualise - the ability to let one thing represent another - was a giant leap in human evolution. ... Colour symbolism is an abstraction and we cannot work this abstraction without language.


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A study of a 150 million year old dinosaur fossil has revealed it had multi-coloured feathers.


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The Earth "changes the colour" of asteroids by shaking them up as they pass, according to scientists. Researchers report that this solves the mystery of why the meteorites that land on the Earth often do not match the colour of asteroids in space.


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Slowly but surely an extinct glacier in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes is being returned to its former colour, not by falling snow or regenerated ice sheets, but by whitewash.


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Plants are able to "remember" and "react" to information contained in light, according to researchers. Plants, scientists say, transmit information about light intensity and quality from leaf to leaf in a very similar way to our own nervous systems. These "electro-chemical signals" are carried by cells that act as "nerves" of the plants.


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Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can do more to make you good-looking than cosmetic surgery or make-up


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Arctic reindeer can see beyond the "visible" light spectrum into the ultra-violet region.


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