Jennifer Cutraro

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  1. Chemistry

    Squid beak balances hard and soft

    A squishy squid has some chemical tricks that help it hold on to its tough, rigid beak without hurting itself. SQUID PRO QUO Water content softens a squid beak toward its base, so that the beak doesn’t cut into a squid’s soft mouth tissue. Science Squids look soft and squishy — and for the most […]