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Octopus Chronicles

Octopus Arms, Human Tongues Intertwine for Science

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Unless you’ve eaten sannakji, the Korean specialty of semi-live octopus, you might never have had a squirming octopus arm in your mouth. But you’ve most likely had a very similar experience. In fact, you’re probably having one right now. Octopus arms might seem strange and mysterious, but they are remarkably similar to the human tongue. [...]

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Streams of Consciousness

Paralyzed Woman Walks Again, with the Aid of a Robot

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ASPEN. Life can change in an instant. We all know this, but we forget, or try to forget, this fact—until something happens that makes it hard to ignore. An attractive blonde in a bright red blouse sits in a wheelchair before the assembled scientists, doctors, writers and members of the community. We are in a [...]

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Symbiartic

How Do You Wear Your Anatomy?

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Any evolutionary biologist will tell you that flight has evolved independently several times in the history of life on earth, but can they tell you how many times muscle leggings have evolved? We don’t generally talk fashion here at Symbiartic, but many consider high fashion to be art, so you’ll forgive me for a moment [...]

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