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“Ecomodernists” Envision Utopia—but What about War?

For an in-class exercise, I like asking students: “What’s your utopia?” I tell them that utopias aren’t fashionable these days; “utopian” is generally employed in a derogatory sense, meaning naively optimistic

April 14, 2015 — John Horgan

Does the Octopus Really “Fart” Ink? [Video]

It’s true that the octopus is super weird. These animals have blue blood and three hearts. And as online personality and humorist Ze Frank points out in his latest video creation, it seems that they can also “fart ink at a moment’s notice”--pointing to this as “evolution at its finest.” The video’s tongue-in-cheek tone might [...]

April 22, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video]

How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video]

The vanishing octopus is back. This stunning cephalopod, caught on video by Roger Hanlon, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, has been making the rounds online again.

September 18, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage