News tagged with octopus

How octopuses don't tie themselves in knots

An octopus's arms are covered in hundreds of suckers that will stick to just about anything, with one important exception. Those suckers generally won't grab onto the octopus itself; otherwise, the impressively ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Octopus got your tongue?

It's an unusual coupling: A linguist and a marine biologist are working together to investigate the human tongue. In their study, the USC Dornsife researchers are using two species of octopus and tiny worms ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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The secrets of octopus suckers

(Phys.org) —Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates how octopus suckers help them attach to surfaces and examines how artificial sucker-like materials compare.

dateNov 28, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Sexual selection in the sea

Biologists have uncovered new insights into how the male sexual behaviour of the peculiar southern bottletail squid is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring.

dateJun 04, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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