Are flies colorblind?

Answer Flies can see colors. According to postdoctoral fellow Javier Morante and Professor Claude Desplan of NYU's Center for Developmental Genetics, the fruit fly Drosophila achieves color vision by usin... Read More »

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Why Are Female Fruit Flies Bigger Than Male Fruit Flies?

Fruit flies, or drosophila melanogaster, are tiny insects that are often used for scientific research. The name fruit fly came about because the insects are often found surrounding rotting fruit or... Read More »

Can you fly if you are colorblind?

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a pilot must be able to distinguish colors necessary for safe flight. In the event that a pilot cannot pass a standard visual exam, an alternative ... Read More »

Are cats colorblind?

According to the Cornell Center for Materials Research's "Ask a Scientist" feature, cats are not entirely colorblind as they can see some colors. Cats only have two types of cones (humans have thre... Read More »

Are birds colorblind?

Birds are not colorblind. Diurnal birds have an especially advanced sense of color, as scientists can tell by the variety of cones in bird eyes. It's also thought that certain birds can even see li... Read More »