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  • They live in a rainbow world the rest of us can never see. Thanks to an eye mutation, an incredibly small percentage of women view their day with supervision, seeing colour where the rest of us see normal shades or even monochrome.

    Meet the Women Who See the Colours You Can't

    Meet the Women Who See the Colours You Can't

    by Jana Louise Smit0

  • According to genetics, it is extremely rare, but still possible, for a black person to have blue eyes. This article will cover the science behind black people with blue eyes, and will provide some well-known examples.

    The Origin of Black People With Blue Eyes

    The Origin of Black People With Blue Eyes

    by Edmund Custers36

  • Hair color is primarily genetic, and red hair is caused by mutations in the MC1R gene. The gene for red hair also causes an increased sensitivity to sunlight and a reduced sensitivity to anesthesia. Contrary to internet rumors, redheads are not going extinct! Famous redheads include Queen Elizabeth I and Malcolm X.

    Redheads: The Genetics of Hair Color

    Redheads: The Genetics of Hair Color

    by Leah Lefler96

  • The discovery of a single tooth led to the belief in an ape-like creature had once roamed the plains of the New World.

    Nebraska Man or a Pig’s Tooth?

    Nebraska Man or a Pig’s Tooth?

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • About 10 percent of the population is left-handed and experts are unsure exactly why this is so.

    Left-Handedness

    Left-Handedness

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • A genealogy timeline can help you organise your family history and open up new lines of enquiry. Learn how to create a genealogy timeline to uncover more of your family history.

    How to Make a Genealogy Time Line

    How to Make a Genealogy Time Line

    by Judi Brown34

  • Several external factors affect the way we perceive eye color. This article discusses how environmental factors can impact hazel eyes, making it easy to mistake them for green eyes.

    The Difference Between Green and Hazel Eyes

    The Difference Between Green and Hazel Eyes

    by Edmund Custers0

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