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375 million years ago fishes like Tiktaalik (pictured, above) looked out above water for prey. John Long, Flinders University

The eyes have it: how vision may have driven fishes onto land

The first truly terrestrial animals evolved from ancient fishes that left the water for land. But what prompted to move has been a mystery.
The retina captures light signals and sends them to the brain. from www.shutterstock.com

Look, your eyes are wired backwards: here’s why

The reverse-wiring of the eyeball has long been a mystery, but new research shows a remarkable structural purpose: increasing and sharpening our colour vision.
Here’s looking at you kid. Glasses by Shutterstock

Why parents remember dental checks for children but overlook eye tests

This time of year is synonymous with going back to school and often a reminder for parents to take their children to the dentist. It’s also a perfect time to undergo a check on eyes and vision, but few…

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