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Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Animal Eyes

From cats to clams, the animal kingdom literally has many different ways of seeing things. This week on Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we’re taking a visionary look at nature.

“Monster” Sea Scorpion Was a Gentle Giant

New research suggests that fearsome-looking giant sea scorpions were actually likely gentle giants.

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.

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.

Shrimp eyes could help create a new digital storage format

By James G. Robertson, National Geographic Digital Media Mantis shrimp eyes could be the inspiration behind a new way to store and read digital data, say scientists from the University of Bristol who have studied the complex vision system of the stromatopod, which is not really a shrimp. The mantis shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus. Photo courtesy…