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Unusual Offshore Octopods: The See-Through "Glass" Octopus [Video]

Octopuses that live in the deep open ocean are difficult enough to find. But try locating a "glass" octopus, which is nearly transparent. Floating in the dim midwaters, this gelatinous octopod looks almost like a be-suckered jellyfish.Rather than camouflaging like most known octopus species, the Vitreledonella richardi has taken this alternative approach to hide from potential predators—and perhaps from prey as well...

May 18, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

Vision is all about change

Courtesy of Jorge Otero-Millan Check out my New York Times Op Ed piece for the Gray Matter column, out today, on our recent research on how we use eye movements to see the world. 

May 17, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

With Drones Circling, How Should Lawmakers Respond?

Drones come in a variety of shapes, sizes and capabilities that could greatly improve surveillance for law enforcement and public-safety purposes, whether it’s monitoring forest fires or providing reconnaissance for search-and-rescue operations...

May 17, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

An invasive ladybug uses a biological weapon to kill off competitors

When the Europeans discovered the "New World", they infamously brought with them diseases which that world had never before encountered. Infectious agents like smallpox, typhus and cholera were generously shared with the local population - often deliberately so - and were responsible for significantly decimating the natives' numbers...

May 17, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

Treebeard Joins the NRA

[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees.

May 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Treebeard Joins the NRA

[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees...

May 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill

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