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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...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - quantum computing, rationalilty, armed Treebeard, Giant African Land Snails, invasive ladybugs, and more.
- Alan Woodward - Is It Quantum Computing Or Not? - Jag Bhalla - What Rational Really Means - Samuel Jones - Bush-crow diaries: Settling in with the Borana - Kalliopi Monoyios - Is Homosexuality Natural?...
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.
Living in Los Angeles for the last six years, I've become quite familiar with the spread of wildfires, with a corresponding deepening respect for Nature's power.
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...
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...
I see these magnificent shells littered on the ground - in the woods, on lawns, everywhere. It's the shell of the Giant African Land Snail. In Tanzania, they are native - living in terrestrial habitats or on land...
Earlier, I blogged about one of my flash diffusers , and about how most flash macro photography is improved by softening the flash's harsh artificial light.
[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.
[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...
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