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Speedy Octopus Sets Record for Jar Opening

Speedy Octopus Sets Record for Jar Opening

It isn’t every day in the ocean that an octopus comes across a jar to openespecially one that contains a tasty live crab. Which is why it is particularly impressive that these invertebrates can quickly figure out how to twist off a cap in captivity.

January 13, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Math Puzzles

Think of a number, add 3, double it, now subtract 4, divide by 2, and finally subtract your original number from the result. You get 1, right? How do I know? And what are some other fun math tricks that you can use to amaze your friends? Keep on reading to find out

June 18, 2014 — Math Dude Jason Marshall
Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

Forget The Flea Circus, Bees Can Do All The Tricks

When we think of animals doing tricks, we’re likely to think of dogs               or maybe even a parrot                 But you probably didn’t think of bumblebees.

May 2, 2014 — Felicity Muth