Why Does Mario Run To The Right?


A psychologist believes side-scroller characters like Mario move from left to right because people have a bias towards depicting movement in that direction. Why exactly that should be is not so clear. Dr Peter Walker of Lancaster University in the United Kingdom explored the topic in an article for the journal Perception titled: “Depicting visual […]

Crystals The Key To Chameleon Color Change


Newly-published research suggests the way chameleons change color may be different to previous theories. University of Geneva scientists believe the answer lies in nanocrystals rather than pigment. The ‘traditional’ theory of how chameleons are able to change color to fit their surroundings was by dispersing pigment in organelles, a ‘subunit’ within cells. In cold-blooded animals, […]