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2013-07-16 10:41:42

Ants keep a collection of ‘snapshots’ taken close to the nest so they can find their way home from unfamiliar locations.

2013-01-02 10:42:12

Scientists have developed a quick, easy and cheap vision test to find out which part – and how much – of the brain of a stroke victim has been damaged, potentially enabling them to save more lives.

Color Blindness Linked To Eye Cells Not Brain
2012-09-20 15:52:25

A new study led by Professor Paul Martin of The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney has determined that in congenital or inherited color blindness, the vision cells, or cone cells, are responsible for the condition rather than unusual biological wiring that exists between the eye and brain.

How Your Eyes Deceive You
2012-04-24 05:02:24

People rely on their eyes for most things they do – yet the information provided by our visual sensing system is often distorted, unreliable and subject to illusion.

Robot Aircraft Teach Themselves Which Way Is Up
2011-12-09 08:08:16

Australian vision scientists today unveiled a novel way to help pilotless aircraft accurately determine their heading and orientation to the ground - by imitating how insects do it.

How Crabs Avoid Getting Eaten
2011-11-26 05:08:41

Despite their simple compound eyes crabs have evolved a smart way to tell the difference between friend and foe, new scientific research has revealed.

How Do Birds Avoid Crashes?
2011-10-28 04:15:45

The secret of how birds zip flawlessly through narrow spaces without crashing into obstacles has been unlocked by Australian scientists.

2011-08-16 15:17:43

An unexpected discovery has led scientists to open an intriguing new window into the human brain, via the visual system.

2011-08-02 12:26:08

Nocturnal bulldog ants are not daunted by low temperatures or neighbouring ants, adopting a clockwork-like hunting schedule throughout the year, a new study reveals.

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2011-06-14 09:57:28

Bees use their eyes to tell them how best to streamline their bodies for rapid flight, a world first study shows.


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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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