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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.

May 28, 2014


Macro image of bubbles in wine

Is Getting ‘Blind Drunk’ A Real Thing?

Is drinking yourself 'blind' just an exaggeration, like 'eating till you burst'? Or can alcohol really turn out the lights?

August 1, 2013


A male tungara frog (Engystomops_pustulosus) emits its mating call.

For The Tungara Frog, Two Cues Are Better Than One

Mate selection is tricky business. Here's how one amphibian merges two senses to narrow down its options.

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 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?

April 3, 2012


a journal with a latin palindrome and the words

Getting It Backwards

Why are letters reversed in a mirror? Try this experiment with pen and paper.

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