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February 1, 2013

 

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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?

May 9, 2012

 

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Reindeer Have Ultraviolet Vision

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

January 27, 2012

 

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The Blurry World Underwater

Why can't we landlubbers focus underwater without goggles?

November 24, 2011

 

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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 15, 2011

 

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What Is A Thaumatrope?

Did you know that the thaumatrope was invented by an English physician named J. A. Paris in 1926?

April 6, 2011

 

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Why Do I Sometimes See Tiny Moving Dots?

Those tiny dots are actually blood cells moving in the retina of your eye.

December 8, 2010

 

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Eagles Have Eyes That Produce A Telephoto Effect

Eagle's have very different vision compared to humans.

February 4, 2010

 

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Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

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.

May 3, 2005

 

Warm Eyes See Better

How do cold blooded fish stay warm in the frigid ocean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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