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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.

May 9, 2012



Reindeer Have Ultraviolet Vision

Scientists tested eighteen reindeer with light, and found that their eyes responded to both visible light and ultraviolet.

March 21, 2012


man's blue eye

What Do Pupils Tell Us?

This Moment of Science is going to report some interesting things that our pupils can reveal.

January 24, 2012


two people laying in the grass with their hands over their eyes

Night Vision And Humans: Why Can’t We See Color?

When we are in a fairly dark room, or outside at night away from lights, we can still see, but we can't see the colors of things very well. Why is that?

January 17, 2012


hammer head shark

Sharks Are “Swimming Computers!”

To interpret a barrage of information, sharks have developed a relatively large and complex brain...

December 15, 2011


green eye

Seeing When Blind

Scientists found that some blind people can follow spots with their eyes or point them out.

November 24, 2011


siamese cat

Why Are Siamese Cats Cross-Eyed?

Have you ever noticed that Siamese cats are cross-eyed? In fact, that's the only way a Siamese cat can see straight.

November 1, 2011


close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

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