The offers began arriving by email in January: a chance at clearer vision for the special price of US$299 per eye. Over the next four months, I received 20 ads from the same company – each offering the same deal for the “safe, FDA approved” surgery.
You can fake longer lashes with mascara, a curler, or extensions, but a new study suggests that the actual length of your lashes has already been set by a biological ratio. Plus, there's also a pretty good mathematical reason to lay off those extra long extensions.
In the sixth chapter of On The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin addresses "Organs of Extreme Perfection" – organs like the eye, the formation of which due to natural selection, Darwin "freely confessed," seems "absurd in the highest possible degree." But this is only part of a much longer quote.
Meet Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl with eyes that look like a celestial scene captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream — but one that's poised to become a reality. Here's the remarkable story of a pioneering researcher who has actually figured out how to grow eyes and brain cells.
If stars themselves are giant balls of gas and appear as dots in the night sky, why is it so common to draw them with pointed arms? Minute Physics explains how the light from stars interacts with our eyes to create that "star-shaped" image.
Do you spend more than seven hours a day parked in front of a computer monitor? Results from a newly published study suggest you could be stripping your "tear film" of a component that helps keep your eyes clean, lubricated and healthy.
This woman's broken blood vessel in her eye has a secret message — a message of love. Or perhaps the tiny creatures who control her body functions are trying to spread the message of love to their host? We may never know.
Talk about a scene right out of Blade Runner: By zooming in on high-resolution photographs of faces, researchers recovered images of unseen bystanders from reflections in the subjects' eyes. The technique could eventually be used in criminal investigations.
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.
Some people's eyes really do look like keyholes to their souls. It's not something out of a romance comic. It's a condition called coloboma.
Put this drug on your eyelid, and it will help you grow longer eyelashes! Accidentally get some in your eye and it will turn your blue eyes brown. How does that happen?
Throw away your anatomy books, everyone, because they're now officially out of date. A professor at the University of Nottingham has discovered a layer in the human cornea that was previously unknown to science.
Your pupils tend to dilate, or widen, when eyeing somebody that you find particularly attractive. Now, newly published research suggests that measuring pupil responses may be an effective way of assessing a person's sexual orientation.
Biologists in Japan have grown a human-eye precursor from stem cells, and amazingly, it was done without the guidance from a scaffolding structure. The breakthrough indicates that the information to form such organs are embedded within the cells themselves, and not driven by environmental cues. Researchers hope to…
Suren Manvelyan's macroscopic photos of the human eyes amazed us with their resemblance to a Martian landscape. His photos of various animals' eyes reveal the varied alien planets shining in their irises.Tiger python Caiman Fish Hyena Discus fish Blue-yellow macaw parrot Chimpanzee
Eyes move constantly when we think, when it might make more sense to look straight at whatever we are looking at. Now scientists are teasing apart what causes our eyes to move when we are thinking and not looking.
The colossal and giant squids that lurk in the ocean depths are truly remarkable creatures. If there's one feature that's really striking, it's their gigantic eyes, which are any times bigger than any other known marine organism's eyes.
It's hard to imagine an organism much simpler than the hydra. It doesn't have brains, hearts, or eyes - it's basically just tentacles with a mouth attached. And yet these simple creatures pull of biological feats no other animal can.