Blind “Daredevil” Rats Given Superpowered Senses

Sightless rodents given an extra-sensory boost thanks to Japanese scientists.

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On April 10 Netflix will begin streaming Daredevil, their addition to the Marvel cinematic universe that’s already home to big screen heroes like Thor and Captain America. Lawyer-by-day/vigilante-hero-by night Matt Murdock, Daredevil’s titular protagonist, compensates for his chemically induced blindness with a superhuman sensory system, which not only boosts his remaining four senses, but also affords him a form of human echolocation; He can navigate his way through the world around him, “seeing” without his eyes.

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