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Largest Flying Bird Ever?

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With a wingspan of 20 to 24 feet, Pelagornis sandersi may have been the largest flying bird ever to grace the skies of the Earth. Gone now for some 25 million years, the current living contender for that title belongs to the Royal Albatross – at less than half that wingspan. Announced in a paper [...]

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Illusion Chasers

Neuroscientists Discover The Secret Behind Galileo’s Illusion

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Scientists have studied a visual illusion first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.

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Illusion Chasers

Vision is all about change

Check out Susana’s New York Times Op Ed piece for the Gray Matter column, out today, on our recent research on how we use eye movements to see the world.

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Scientists Discover the Very First Hipster

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You’ve seen the cartoon before: a fish hoisting itself up on land with its front fins, being greeted with some snarky sign like, “Evolve at your own risk,” or something similar. This fish has become a meme, so much so that when the discovery of Tiktaalik roseae, a 375-million year old fossil that displays a [...]

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