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June 27, 2014

 

Several scallop shells lined up on a beach

Eyes With Mirrors

In the animal kingdom, not all eyes are created equal.

May 27, 2014

 

Macro image of a moth facing the camera

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

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.

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.

February 22, 2013

 

close up of human eye

Why Do Dark Circles Form Under My Eyes?

There may be more to it than not getting enough sleep.

February 1, 2013

 

Blue sky with sun reflecting

Blue Sky + Looking Up = Seeing Tiny Dots And Swirls

Have you ever been staring into space, or gazing up at a clear, blue sky and suddenly noticed clusters of tiny dots and swirls?

June 21, 2012

 

colorful marker caps

A Magical Glow?

Want to stand out in the crowd? Find out what gives fluorescent colors their bright glow.

June 12, 2012

 

japanese newt

Japanese Newts Regenerate New Lenses!

Each year, three million people have their eye lenses replaced with plastic ones. Artificial lenses are fine, but what if people could regrow their own?

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.

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