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October 8, 2015


dung beetle in black in white

The Eye of the Dung Beetle

Dung beetles use moonlight's polarization to guide its dung hunts.

July 14, 2015


contact lens

Making Contact 

Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus than glasses.

February 24, 2015


mother and baby stare into each others' eyes

Infants Get Cues From Adult Eyes

Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.

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?

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