Most animals can see the flashing and glowing of power lines

In what's turning out to be a rather shocking revelation, researchers have learned that the majority of animals can see pulses of UV light produced by power lines. Because these flashes are often frightening, they may be having a detrimental affect on wildlife around the globe. » 3/13/14 2:20pm 3/13/14 2:20pm

Superpower vision lets cats and dogs see in ultraviolet

A new study suggests dogs and cats can see things that are invisible to humans — from psychedelic stripes on flowers to flashy patterned feathers on birds. Scientists say the secret behind this remarkable "superpower" is ultraviolet light detection. » 2/19/14 7:20am 2/19/14 7:20am

Breaking: ESP still bullshit, say scientists

Some people claim to have a sixth sense — an ability to innately sense imminent danger or the presence of an unseen person. But scientists now say there's a more reasonable explanation after discovering that people can reliably detect a change in their surroundings — even when they can't see or explain what had… » 1/14/14 8:00am 1/14/14 8:00am

Want ultraviolet vision? You're going to need smaller eyes.

Unlike humans and most other mammals, birds can see ultraviolet light. But not all avian eyes are created equal, according to new research. Apparently, birds with smaller eyes are better able to perceive the UV spectrum. » 11/22/13 6:20am 11/22/13 6:20am

An explanation for why your peripheral vision is completely borked

A GIF version of the Flashed Face Animation Effect has been making the rounds recently, prompting us to ask: why the hell do these faces look so grotesque and distorted when we're not focusing our eyes on them? We spoke to a neuroscientist to find out. » 9/19/13 1:30pm 9/19/13 1:30pm

How Mark Changizi conquered colorblindness with glasses

A pair of researchers from 2AI Labs have developed a wearable eyeglass device that effectively cures red-green color blindness. Called O2Amps, the technology works by leveraging our capacity to see the amount of oxygen in another person's blood by simply looking at the hue of their skin. Developer Mark Changizi came… » 2/06/13 9:00am 2/06/13 9:00am

Do men and women really see the world differently?

People often say that men and women tend to have dramatically different perspectives — but a new study from Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges of the City University of New York literally suggests that this may be the case. Research now shows that men have greater sensitivity to fine detail and rapidly moving objects, while … » 9/05/12 9:40am 9/05/12 9:40am

Is this what Vision might look like in Avengers 2?

Positively bupkis has been confirmed concerning the plot of Avengers 2, but that hasn't stopped either semi-ludicrous casting rumors or fan speculation. To this end, sculptor Jim has created a model of what the Avenger's lachrymose android Vision could look like in Joss Whedon's Avengers 2. Spoilers ahead (but nearly… » 8/17/12 10:50am 8/17/12 10:50am