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Octopuses Get One Chance at Love [Video]

The octopus is a solitary creature. Most known species of octopus avoid the company their own kind. And you might, too, if you knew your conspecific were capable of cannibalism.So in public aquariums, these animals are usually kept in separate tanks to keep them safe (and to avoid any unsightly encounters in front of visitors)...

March 12, 2013 — Katherine Harmon

Identity Theft: Nature and Nurture in Art and Science

Art and science address the question of what makes us who we are in different, difficult, often contradictory ways. Since the phrase "nature and nurture" was first used in the late 19th century, trying to separate the contributions of inborn heredity and external environment to our unique individuality, there have been people who argue for the supremacy of our genome, epigenome, connectome, our individual historical moment and social milieux, or all of the above...

March 12, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

Resistance Nightmare

Image of the Week #83, March 12th, 2013: From: CDC's "Resistance Nightmare:" A View from the Trenches by Judy Stone at Molecules to Medicine ...

March 12, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Monday - multitasking, time challenge, bee coffee, white-nose disease, Mammal March Madness, and more.

- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters - So Long, Academic Dead Zones - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Mathematics and Love - Evelyn Lamb - Time in 298 Words - Scicurious - Plants give bees a caffeine buzz and Friday Weird Science: When you lose your frog transmission, check the toilet - Cassie Rodenberg - A Family’s Struggle: Heroin, a Life Saga - Caleb A...

STAFFMarch 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Astronomer Locates Previously Unseen Neighbor to the Sun

When NASA launched the WISE satellite in 2009, astronomers hoped it would be able to spot loads of cool, dim objects known as brown dwarfs. Bigger than a planet, a brown dwarf is not quite a star, either—it is too small to sustain the nuclear fusion reactions that turn hydrogen to helium...

March 11, 2013 — John Matson

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