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Alamy You watch any movie where human society is threatened with or undergoes collapse, and assuming it's not self-inflicted or some natural calamity like asteroids (which are a real threat ) or mutating neutrinos (which really aren't ), humans
In general, biologists tend to think of vertebrates as both more complex and more intelligent than invertebrates. However, the class of animals known as cephalopods, which includes squids and octopuses, challenges many of those assumptions.
Cuttlefish are sometimes known as the "chameleons of the sea," for their ability to change colors rapidly and blend in to their surroundings. Now, researchers have uncovered the three types of "light makers" on the skin that enable this sophisticated
Biologist Robert Hanlon studies how cephalopods, a group of marine animals that includes octopus, squid, and cuttlefish, blend into their surroundings by changing the color and pattern of their skin. Hanlon captured a particularly incredible
In the latest episode of The Brain Scoop , the always-fantastic Emily Graslie talks with Janet Voight, cephalopod expert and Associate Curator of Zoology at the Chicago Field Museum, about the astounding biology of octopus sex, and "what is
The octopus is one of those cephalopods with seeming superpowers. It can communicate using the chromatophores under its skin; it can wriggle into impossibly small places ; and it can open jars like a boss . And now engineers say the next big frontier
His unusual light fixtures hold up their bulbs with sucker-bearing tentacles that come in a variety of colors and levels of kitsch. What's especially interesting about looking through Wallacavage's collection of chandeliers is how he achieves such
California has just capped one of its largest-ever hauls of squid...Squid season normally ends March 31, but the state's fishermen reached the annual maximum haul, 118,000 tons, by mid-November...The early cutoff to the squid season will have no
November 9, 2012 Cuttlefish eggs laid inside an old pair of pants, the zip of which is visible, at Puri Jati in Bali, Indonesia. (Matthew Oldfield) Cuttlefish are molluscs in the class Cephalopoda, along with octopus and squid, and are believed to be
Cephalopods like squid and octopuses change their appearance with color-changing cells called chromatophores. Chromatophores can be stimulated via electrical signals like the ones coming out of the headphone jack of an iPhone playing Cypress Hill's "