Sunset over the colorful tulip fields in Karatay, Konya, Turkey on April 13, 2016. | Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

We Could Be on the Threshold of a New Era of Color Science

New insights on the role of color in animals could lead to innovation in fields as varied as clothing design and the security industry.

Peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) photographed in the Andaman Sea, Thailand | Wikimedia Commons
European paper wasp | John Den Uyl
A man with sunbaked skin on the beach at Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images
Male Anna's hummingbird | Wikimedia Commons