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Ancient Daddy Longlegs Had Extra Set of Eyes

The 305-million-year-old fossil may reveal secrets about the evolution of spider eyes, new study says.

From Night Vision to Heaters, 3 of the Ocean’s Most Remarkable Eyes

This post is reprinted, with permission, from The Extreme Life of the Sea, by Stephen Palumbi and Tony Palumbi, Princeton University Press 2014. Evolution throws countless designs at the proverbial wall and steps back to see what sticks. All that evolution really needs is a big, variable population to experiment on and a lot of…

Bird’s “Evil Eye” Scares Off Competitors

A look from a Eurasian bird called the jackdaw can keep competitors away, a new study says.

Misty Mountains and Moss Frogs: Stunning Photos of Frog Eyes

We spend hours photographing frog eyes and thighs, and then don wet, moldy clothes and search for Torrent Frogs.

What You See Is What You Taste, Says Scientist

When it comes to tasting, what you see is not always what you get. Speaking at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Terry E. Acree, Ph.D., announced his findings that the appearance of foods and drinks can make people “see” flavors before they actually taste anything, a phenomenon that can influence their flavor…

Tadpole Sees Through Eyeball on Its Tail

Tadpoles bred with eyes surgically implanted in their tails still see—a novel discovery that could help the blind, a new study says.

Giant Mysterious Eyeball Found on Florida Beach

  Update 10/15/12 2:19PM: The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has reported that the ‘mystery eyeball’ appears to be from swordfish. Learn More. Perhaps reminiscent of the infamous Montauk monster, a giant eyeball has washed up on a Florida beach (as if Florida needed anything else weird). The Internets are buzzing with questions: whose eye…