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New insight into people who 'see' colors in letters and numbers
...try seems to be miswired--was long dismissed as an oddity
not worthy of scientific study. Now, however, researchers such as Hubbard and his colleagues are using the condition to gain insights into the neural basis of perception. In their experiments with synesthetes who report seeing colors when they view ...
Giant deep-sea tubeworm's meal ticket comes in as a skin infection
... "Biologists are realizing that symbiosis isnot an oddity
in nature, but rather thenorm," Fisher says. "Most -- if not all --animals and plants exist in symbiosis withsome forms of microbes. We currentlyunderstand the early stages of symbiontacquisition for only a very few of themultitudes of symbioses. Sin...
Arctic expedition will investigate alien-like glacier
...e spring after initial tests showed the geological oddity
is home to a unique form of bacteria that has adapted to thrive in a cold and sulfur-rich environment. "We really want to try and understand the plumbing system for this spring and where all this sulfur is coming from," Beauchamp said. "This is a ve...
Ohio University researchers discover evolutionary oddity in flamingos
... Ohio University researchers reveals an anatomical oddity
that helps flamingos eat: erectile tissue. Flamingos are known for their peculiar feeding behavior. While standing in shallow water, they bend their necks, tilt their bills upside down in the water and swish their heads from side-to-side. Their larg...