Are Foreign Fall Colors Different?

Fall Colors

Did you know that European and American fall colors are different?

I didn’t know that!

From LiveScience:

The riot of color that erupts in forests every autumn looks different depending on which side of the ocean you’re on.

While the fall foliage in North America and East Asia takes on a fiery red hue, perplexingly, autumn leaves in Europe are mostly yellow in color.

A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.

Read more…

(h/t Chris Anderson/TED)


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