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  1. cuttlefish

    Cephalopods may have traded evolution gains for extra smarts

    Editing RNA may give cephalopods smarts, but there’s a trade-off.

  2. Oliver Sacks

    New book offers a peek into the mind of Oliver Sacks

    The wide-ranging essays in Oliver Sacks’ ‘The River of Consciousness’ contemplate evolution, memory and more.

  3. dolphin flinging an octopus

    How a dolphin eats an octopus without dying

    An octopus’s tentacles can kill a dolphin — or a human — when eaten alive. But wily dolphins in Australia have figured out how to do this safely.

  4. cat with abacus

    Animals give clues to the origins of human number crunching

    Guppies, dogs, chickens, crows, spiders — lots of animals have number sense without knowing numbers.

  5. California two-spot octopus

    Octopuses can ‘see’ with their skin

    Eyes aren’t the only cephalopod body parts with light-catching molecules.

  6. Vampire squid of hell

    Vampire squid take mommy breaks

    The vampire squid again defies its sensationalist name with a life in the slow lane.

  7. Materials Science

    Nature-inspired camouflage changes its looks with light

    Thin, flexible new material steals the color-shifting capabilities of cephalopod skin.

  8. Animals

    Embryos in eggs move to get comfy

    Even before hatching, Chinese alligators, snapping turtles and some relatives can shift toward favorable temperatures.

  9. Animals

    Dazzle camouflage may fool a locust

    The bold zig-zag patterns that adorned naval ships during the world wars also appear in nature and may bewilder locusts, a new study suggests.

  10. Animals

    The colorful lives of squid

    Your calamari, it turns out, may have come from a temporary transvestite with rainbows in its armpits.

  11. Book Review: Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams

    The great sea beast, with slimy tentacles and a penchant for dragging sailors down into the inky depths, is a common literary figure. And Williams isn’t shy about diving into those myths. She launches her survey of cephalopods, a group that includes squid, octopuses and cuttlefish, with a quote from Pirates of the Caribbean and […]

  12. Life

    One small step for a snail, one giant leap for snailkind

    Experiments suggest that gastropods shed their shells in one fell swoop during the evolutionary transition that created slugs.