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  1. New Eye-Tracking Technology Allows Immobile Man To “Speak” Again

    Talk about body language.

    What if you couldn't move or speak on your own? That's what happened to Don Moir twenty years ago. As you can imagine, it made even talking to friends and family really hard. But now he has a way to communicate with the world, all thanks to some really awesome high-tech eye-tracking software.

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  2. How to See Without Your Glasses in a (Literal) Pinch

    What's that? You don't even NEED glasses? Why are you on a site called Geekosystem, then?

    Imagine that you're getting ready for sleep and take off your contact lenses only to realize that you don't know where your glasses are and have to stumble to bed without stepping on any of the stuff you've left all over the floor. You can overcome these obstacles through the clever use of pinholes. Or just cleaning your room. Whatever.

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  3. How Much Can Humans Actually See In the Dark? [Video]

    Probably not much, I'm guessing.

    In The Chronicles of Riddick, our eponymous hero can see in the dark due to a special surgical procedure. We don't have that, unfortunately, because we're all boring and human. But, as Jake on VSauce3 shows us, there is some stuff we can see due to the way our eyes and brain work together to adjust themselves.

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  4. Can You Really Trust What Your Eyes are Telling You, Man? [Video]

    In a related story: Look at my hand, guys. Doesn't my hand look weird?

    Our brains judge color and lighting in context with one another in order to perceive the world around us, and sometimes that doesn't work out so well. That's where those awesome optical illusions come from -- you know, the ones that make you think two colors are completely different when it's actually the same color. But how does that work? AsapSCIENCE has the scoop.

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  5. Worst Superpower Ever: Young Angelfish Able to Grow Fake Eyes on Their Butts to Ward Off Predators

    This is even worse than that guy from Heroes who can melt toasters.

    You know those novelty glasses with pictures of eyes on them that you can wear while taking a nap to make people think you're really awake? Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan and Australia's James Cook University have found a fishy equivalent: Young angelfish are able to grow false eyes on demand when exposed to predators.

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  6. Licking Each Other’s Eyeballs Apparently Becoming Fad Among Preteens in Japan

    Nope. NOPE. Shut it down.

    So I get that human sexuality is weird and some people get unusually turned on by things like shoes or adult diapers or whatever. I also get that teenagers are sort of dumb and will try things like putting vodka in their eyes to get drunk faster because they mistakenly think they are invincible. But I do not understand how it is that some people get off on licking each other's eyeballs, and apparently it's becoming a fad among some preteens in JapanWhy, you guys. What convinced you all to do this to each other?

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  7. Seeing is Believing: New Layer Discovered in Human Eye

    One might even say that the scientists hadn't... seen it before. Get it? GET IT? I'll let myself out.

    If you ever took anatomy in high school or college, then you know that there is literally a separate name for every single square centimeter of the human body. Like me, you might not actually remember any of those names, but occasionally you probably look down at your foot and think, "oh my god there are a spillion different bones in there, how does anyone know what they're all called?" So it might come as a shock to you that even with all the different classifications and categorizations, there are still parts of the body that are considered uncharted territory, such as the extra layer of cornea in the human eye that scientists from the University of Nottingham recently discovered. 

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  8. This Tadpole Can See Out Of An Eye Transplanted Onto Its Butt

    Yes, you read that right. Researchers at Tufts University have found that an ectopic eye transplanted near the tail of a tadpole -- an eye that has no direct connection to the animal's brain -- will still let the animal see. It's the first time that researchers have observed a vertebrate that can demonstrate vision through a non-traditional, implanted eye, and the implications for bioengineering could be impressive. The results suggest that we could one day develop literal working eyes in the back of our head -- or in our palms, like the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth. You know, if you're into that sort of thing.

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  9. You’ll Put Your Eye Out, Kid: Doctors Warn of Dangers of Flying Champagne Corks

    It's New Year's Eve, which means plenty of us will be following a certain great global tradition --going home with a stranger in a desperate, booze-addled effort to prove that we, too, are worthy of love. In another tradition, this will leave plenty of us wishing that we were blind when we wake up tomorrow morning to welcome another year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, though, reminds us that, aside from "while you're pulling on your pants and calling a cab tomorrow morning," being blind is not a desirable condition. The organization has even issued a handy public service warning to remind people to exercise caution when popping the champagne this evening, as the flying corks can put eyes out just as easily as a Red Ryder BB Gun.

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  10. These are the Star Wars Glasses You’re Looking For

    Having to wear glasses is a hassle that far too many of us live with on a daily basis. Sure, there's the promise of corrective surgery, and the ubiquitous offer of contact lenses, but regardless of the option, it's something with which to deal. For those of us unable to finagle corrective surgery, there are only glasses or contacts, and contacts can be annoying. Luckily, Gizmine has Star Wars eyewear for anyone that wants to look chic but still wear glasses. The two don't always mix, after all.

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