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Octopus Chronicles

Can Octopuses Help Us Make Better Kindles?

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Octopuses and Kindles might have more in common than you think. It’s true that you can’t read a Jules Verne novel off an octopus. And a Kindle can’t camouflage itself against a brightly colored, textured coral reef. But the two both depend on using ambient light to generate their “display,” and both can change their appearance [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

Polarized Display Sheds Light on Octopus and Cuttlefish Vision–and Camouflage

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Octopuses are purportedly  colorblind, but they can discern one thing that we can’t: polarized light. This extra visual realm might give them a leg (er, arm) up on some of the competition. And a team of researchers has created a new way to test just how sensitive cephalopods are to this type of light. Their [...]

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PDCA – Public Displays of Cephalopod Affection

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Sometimes the easiest way to spark discussion about science is to bring it into everyday situations – like by wearing it as jewellery. This week polymer clay sculptor Noadi a.k.a. Sheryl Westleigh aims to increase the conversation about cephalopods – and it’s Cephalopod Awareness Days! Cephalopod Awareness Days are organized around the number of limbs [...]

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SciArt of the Day: A Revealing, Leggy Model

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Each image a scientific illustrator takes on is a chance to learn new things – about the scientific subject, about the limits of artistic materials, and of course, to push the artists’ own vision and skill further. Mieke Roth is a scientific illustrator who relishes the challenges in exploring new media and subjects. Beginning with [...]

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