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Dressgate: Has Adobe solved the mystery?

A photographer claims to have solved #dressgate using Adobe Lightroom<p>A photo of a dress has been <b>doing the rounds</b> on social media this morning, prompting a frenzied debate over whether the dress is white and gold or blue and black. But one photographer claims to have solved the problem using Adobe …

#Dressgate live: What colour is this damn dress?

Is it white and gold or blue and black? Nobody is really sure and Twitter has gone crazy...<p><b>Social media users remain divided over the colour of this dress after it was posted online.</b><p><b>We take a look at why some people are seeing white and gold and others blue and black.</b><p>It's Friday! Hurrah! What …

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

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What color is this dress?

Some say gold and some say blue. Here’s why you see what you see, from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.<p>This dress is all over social media. The world is …

Is The Dress blue and black or white and gold? The answer lies in vision psychology

Would you like to have an argument with your colleagues this fine Friday? Just ask them what colour the dress above is. Some people say white and gold, whereas others claim it’s clearly blue and black. This rift in opinions has caused many people to doubt the sanity of themselves and their friends. …

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The Science Of Why No One Can Agree On The Color Of That Dress

Color constancy makes it perfectly ambiguous to the brain<p>Over the past 24 hours, Internet users have been locked in an intense, friendship-ending debate… over a dress. A horribly blown out image shows a formal dress that is bright blue with black lace, yet thousands swear that they see the dress as …

The dress is both blue and white

Telegraph View: Talk about the colours of a dress has united the nation in disagreement<p>The knots and threads of the internet creaked under the overload of one question yesterday: <b>“What colour is this dress?”</b><p>To some <b>the answer was obviously blue and black</b>. Others swore till the air was blue that it …

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

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Color Controversies Started With Mars, Not With #TheDress

It may seem like a trivial pursuit to argue over whether a dress is blue and black, or white and gold, but the question of color balance can apply to weightier matters as well — such as whether there’s life on Mars.<p>That was the debate in 1976 when NASA's Viking 1 lander became the first spacecraft …

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'3-Parent Babies' Are Now Legal In the United Kingdom

The first one could be here by 2016<p>The United Kingdom is now the first country to legalize mitochondrial DNA transfers.<p>Earlier in February, the legislation passed the House of Commons by a vote of 282-12. It moved to the House of Lords, which passed it by a majority of 232. Clinical trials on …

Scientists are just as obsessed with #thedress as you are: Here's why

If you can't stop thinking about the divisive dress that appears blue and black to some and white and gold to others, you are not alone: Scientists who study visual illusions have been dazzled by it too.<p>"The whole field was discussing it on Facebook this morning," said Arthur Shapiro, director of …

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South Korean court legalises adultery

South Korea's Constitutional Court has struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison.<p>The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 law was unconstitutional in a judgement handed down on Thursday.<p>"Even if adultery should be …

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Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.<p>At 12 billion times more massive than the sun, it …

13 (Going on 14) Things You Didn't Know About 'The Sound of Music'

<i>Editor's Note: Tom Santopietro is the author of five books, including</i> Considering Doris Day <i>(New York Times Sunday Book Review Editor's Choice) and</i> …