Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.
One of the most impressive feats of muscular coordination in nature is the very common instance of a frog darting out its tongue in order to catch a fly.
The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?
You may have heard that reading a lot causes near-sightedness, but is there any truth to this rumor? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Have you ever seen one bird chasing another through the air at breakneck speed, and wondered how it keeps from colliding with branches?
How complex is the human brain, and how much can brain surgeons do to repair brain damage? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Thanks in part to the wonders of modern medicine, people are living longer than every before. Living to a ripe old age does have its drawbacks, though.
Not only are 8% of men colorblind, but even compared to men who can distinguish between reds and greens, many women may live a more colorful existence. That’s because about 40% of women possess two types of so-called red cones, a key gene involved in enabling one to see the color red. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Can insects see colors? As it turns out, it depends on what kind of eyes it has.