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June 11, 2013

 

Rats, humans, and other vertebrates evolved from a common ancestor that already had a system of muscles for moving the eyes

Double Vision Normal For Rats

Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.

June 4, 2013

 

Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles. - Photo: Paulina Spencer (Flickr)

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

May 30, 2013

 

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was designed to search for habitable exoplanets

To Seek Out Strange New Worlds: The Kepler Space Telescope

The Kepler space telescope has shown us that we live in a galaxy full of Earth-sized planets.

May 21, 2013

 

The box jelly has a distinctive four-sided structure

The Alien ‘Brain’ Of The Box Jelly

The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.

May 15, 2013

 

blue eye close up

Change Blindness And The Mysteries Of Vision

Vision may not involve creating an inner model of the world in the brain.

May 13, 2013

 

mouse on gloved hand

Human Brain Cells Successfully Grown In Mice

New experimental results could be good news for those suffering from neurodegenerative disorders.

October 4, 2012

 

human kid cub child with eyes

Children’s Programming Replete With Bullying

According to a new content analysis of popular kids shows, youngsters in the US are constantly exposed to cruel scenarios played out on parents' TV screens.

September 15, 2012

 

Scientists Restore Lost Cerebral Function In Non-Human Primates

Scientists have successfully employed a prosthesis to recoup lost brain power in lab monkeys. Could humans be next?

May 29, 2012

 

venus transit 2004

Staring At The Sun: Watch The Sky On Tuesday, June 5th!

Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.

May 21, 2012

 

frame wood lumber

When A Tree Falls In The Woods

When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.

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