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pacman frog mighty tongue
2014-06-13 06:54:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The tongues of horned frogs are capable of lifting up to three times their own bodyweight, thanks to a biological mechanism comparable to adhesive tape, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Dr. Thomas Kleinteich of the University of Kiel in Germany and his colleagues conducted a series of experiments in which they placed a horned frog in front of a glass slide, and then tempted it by...

2014-05-06 12:27:29

Working to gain a better understanding of the eye's tear film distribution, scientists also seek better treatments or a cure for disease that afflicts millions WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The eye is an exquisitely sensitive system with many aspects that remain somewhat of a mystery--both in the laboratory and in the clinic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO A U.S.-based team of mathematicians and optometrists is working to change this...

Scientists Grow Cartilage To Reconstruct Nose
2014-04-11 13:17:11

University of Basel Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted. The results will be published in the current edition of the academic journal The Lancet. A research team from the University of...

2013-11-14 23:27:29

Tips on How to Relieve Stress by Drinking More Water and Taking Care of Eyes from Water and Eye Researcher Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The presence of eye strain and dry, irritated eyes can increase one’s feelings of stress and anxiety, reports water and eye researcher Sharon Kleyne. In addition, according to Kleyne, the relationship between stress and eyes can become a vicious circle because too much stress can also cause...

reindeer eyes change color seasonally
2013-10-30 12:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While strolling through the woods late at night, you may be lucky - or unlucky - enough to see a pair of glowing eyes floating in the darkness and staring back at you. Wild animals’ glowing eyes aren’t just a great way to scare human campers or hikers, they are a byproduct of their boosted night vision, which is the result of a layer of tissue in the eye called the tapetum lucidum (TL), which sits behind the retina and reflects...

Tiny Frog Hears With Mouth
2013-09-03 08:37:46

[ Watch the Video: Gardiner's Frogs Use Their Mouths To Hear ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists had long assumed the Gardiner’s frog was deaf due to its lack of a middle ear. After further investigation and some X-ray images, however, they have now discovered that the frog species from the Seychelles Islands is capable of hearing through tiny bones in their mouths. Unlike other auditory systems common in a broad majority of living organisms, the...

2013-08-20 23:23:48

Sharon Kleyne reports on high risk places for Dry Eye and Eye Dehydration. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 Complaints related to dry eye, a condition resulting from dehydration or water loss in the eye’s basal tear film, are the number one reason for United States Ophthalmologist visits. Water and Health Researcher and Power of Water radio host Sharon Kleyne recently reported on the places most likely to cause dry eye discomfort. The comments were based on her own research and...

For Your Eyes Only: Understanding How Sight Evolved
2013-07-29 12:19:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The ability to look out for predators or see a distant source of water has allowed humans to get where we are today, but how did our sense of vision evolve throughout time? In a newly published research review, Trevor Lamb, a neuroscientist at the Australian National University, decided to look into several questions surrounding the evolution of the human eye. "There are profound questions about the eye which are still not easy to...

Rat's Move Their Eyes In Opposite Directions When Running For Unique View
2013-05-28 14:17:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Max Planck Institute (MPG) scientists have found that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running. This gives the rats a unique perspective on the world around them. The team discovered that each rat eye moves in a different direction, depending on the change in the animals' head position. They analyzed both eyes and found that one of the eye movements exclude the...

Insects Found To Have Similar Hearing System To That Of Dolphins
2012-12-14 11:00:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a hearing system component previously thought to be unique to toothed whales — such as dolphins — in insects. The team, comprised of scientists from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, with colleagues from Plant & Food Research in New Zealand, and engineers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, is challenging ideas about how a large group...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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