The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, K is for Kingfisher. Look out for them among the swamp cypresses at the Botanic Garden, where the secrets behind their cyan and blue feathers are being studied by an extraordinary collaboration of scientists.
12 Aug 2015
13 Jun 2014
Intensely coloured low-cost films made from cellulose could be used in place of toxic dyes, or to detect counterfeit materials.
African fruit ‘brightest’ thing in nature but does not use pigment to create its extraordinary colour11 Sep 2012
Unique blue fruit’s colour does not fade even after a century