Tag: eyes

Feb 3, 2016

Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation (10 Photos)

Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation (10 Photos)

Ed Yong discusses the anatomy and evolution of eyes, assessing how a creature’s environment contributes to its function, form and appearance

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Aug 25, 2015

Picture of the Day: Cat with Mystic Eyes

Picture of the Day: Cat with Mystic Eyes

Heterochromia iridum is a difference in coloration of the iris and is a result of the relative excess or lack of melanin.

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Jul 21, 2015

Magenta Doesn’t Exist, Here’s Why

Magenta Doesn’t Exist, Here’s Why

Magenta is not found in the visible spectrum of light yet we still ‘perceive’ it. Here’s why

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Jun 17, 2015

This Cat has the Biggest Eyes I Have Ever Seen (11 Photos)

This Cat has the Biggest Eyes I Have Ever Seen (11 Photos)

Meet Matilda, a beautiful cat with a rare eye condition.

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May 7, 2015

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Picture of the Day: This Neighborhood Looks Suspicious

Photographer Unknown via DeathByTrayItShallBe on reddit In this funny photo we see two suspicious-looking buildings near Liar’s Bridge in Sibiu, Romania. Seeing faces in random objects and buildings is actually quite common, in fact the psychological phenomenon even has a name—pareidolia. We actually did a huge post of “50 Faces in Everyday Objects” a…

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Apr 14, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Eye in the Sky

Picture of the Day: The Eye in the Sky

Photograph by Kien Do Kien Do captured this stunning view of a break in the clouds that looks like an eye in the sky. The photo was taken 31,000 ft above ground as the plane prepared for its descent to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. via Kien Do on Unsplash

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Apr 4, 2015

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

This Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein Vision Test Can Quickly Tell If you Need Glasses

Who do you see? MIT researcher and scientist Aude Oliva created this hybrid image made from the high spatial frequency components of a picture of Albert Einstein and the low spatial frequency components of a picture of Marilyn Monroe. From close up, Albert Einstein should be seen. At a greater distance or smaller size,…

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Dec 10, 2014

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

In 2012, a screech owl was discovered blind and emaciated on someone’s front porch in central California. Veterinarians nursed him back to health but deemed him “non-releasable” due to his loss of vision, preventing him from hunting and surviving on his own in the wild. It’s believed that he only has about 10% of…

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Sep 16, 2014

14 Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

14 Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

Photographer Suren Manevlyan (featured previously here, here and here) is back with his latest series of macro eye close-ups, Animal eyes 3. The amazing photos provide an astonishing level of detail and cover a wide variety of animals. In parallel to photography Suren has been teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the…

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Sep 11, 2014

Two Blind Sisters See for the Very First Time

Two Blind Sisters See for the Very First Time

Sonia and Anita, two sisters living in India, have been blind since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mom for the first time. The nonprofit organization 20/20/20 provides free operations to these sisters–as well as thousands of other people in developing countries. These procedures empower people…

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