Violet, bird beaks and Pluto

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Pluto and its moon Charon, as seen by the approaching New Horizons spacecraft (NASA)

This week we find out that violet appears to be between blue and red due to the complicated way we see colour (see below).

We also hear how scientists have turned chicken beaks into crocodile snouts in order to understand how birds evolved, and we take a look at poor, neglected dwarf planet Pluto, to be visited this year by the New Horizons spacecraft.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Presenter

Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.

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