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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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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