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Playing What-If With Parasites

Playing What-If With Parasites

Who could be better positioned for a bit of speculative biology than a parasitologist? Artist and parasitologist Tommy Leung has a mind for puzzling out species networks, and he puts it to – no other word fits – fantastic use when thinking up new creature-relationships.

September 15, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters

Octopuses Make Food for Weird Critters

Along with us humans, a range of hungry hunters prey on the scrumptious octopus. The boneless octopus must avoid becoming lunch for sharks, eels, fish and even killer whales.

January 1, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
No Shots for the Octopus, Its Immune System Doesn’t Remember

No Shots for the Octopus, Its Immune System Doesn’t Remember

Flu season is almost upon us, so millions of us are already rolling up our sleeves to get the annual shot. This jab is formulated to introduce our immune system to this year’s circulating strains of the virus so that it will remember how to make the specialized antibodies to fend it off the viral [...]

September 28, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage