Science: Color & Light

Latest news of houseflies and fireflies:

¶ The eve of the annual spring appearance of the common housefly seemed the right time for Professor Stanley Barron Freeborn of the University of California to report the color preferences of that ubiquitous pest. It appeared that fly paper should be bright orange, a shade all flies like best; that tablecloths should be pale green, the least liked color. Dr. Freeborn, specialist in sheep & poultry parasites, conducted his housefly balloting by exposing a big rectangular board divided into squares of different colors, counting the number...

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