Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Link roundup

1. Nike's new football pants were not adequately tested.

2. "Butterflies boast ultrablack wings: Insects use optical trick to get the blackest black out of dark pigments."

3. Relatedly, "Hidden away, deep within a forest in central Africa, is something quite special. But the Pollia berry's name doesn't quite do it justice, because this thing is shiny. . . In fact, it's the shiniest living thing in the world."