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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 9, 2018
Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world.
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2018
A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 19, 2018
Pupil constriction during sleep may protect the murine brain from being awakened by sudden flashes of light.
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.
Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2017
People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
Staff | Sep 6, 2017
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
Image of the Day: The Tentacles Have Eyes
Staff | Aug 4, 2017
The tentacles that arise from these feathery fan worms’ heads are equipped with eyeballs capable of sensing shadows and movement.
Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2017
Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.
Orchid Bees Use Simple Eyes to Detect Polarized Light
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
The second visual field may aid in navigation.