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August 10, 2011


child spinning in the playground

How Semi-Circular Canals In Our Ears Keep Us Balanced

It can happen at a carnival or on the dance floor--that moment when you stop spinning and the world starts spinning around you.

May 6, 2011


man in 3d glasses

3D: Harmful To The Eyes?

3D TV and movies seem to be all the rage but are they harmful to eyes?

December 8, 2010



Eagles Have Eyes That Produce A Telephoto Effect

Eagle's have very different vision compared to humans.

October 21, 2010


Close up of a White and gray cat with owner

Why Do Cats Have Slit Pupils And Humans Have Round Pupils?

You probably have noticed that cats have slit pupils and humans have round pupils. What are the advantages of each pupil shape?

May 27, 2010



Debunking Common Eye Myths

When it comes to common eye myths, what is true and what is false?

March 15, 2010



What Is Saccade?

Look in the mirror... do you see your eyes move? Learn about saccade.

August 3, 2009


Toddler shedding a tear.

Why We Cry: The Chemistry Of Tears

It turns out, tears are more essential than might have thought. This Moment of Science looks at the chemistry of tears.

February 13, 2009


Man wearing amber sunglasses

Amber Sunglasses

Amber tinted sunglasses make things appear much sharper because they block the blue and red parts of sunlight.

January 26, 2009


Baby scops owl with head turned

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.

January 9, 2009


Woman rubbing her eyes

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

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