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Plants & Animals Oct 29, 2020

Touch and taste? It's all in the tentacles: Researchers uncover how the sensors in octopus suction cups work

Octopuses have captured the human imagination for centuries, inspiring sagas of sea monsters from Scandinavian kraken legends to TV's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and, most recently, Netflix's less-threatening "My Octopus ...

Materials Science Sep 11, 2020

Researchers find cuttlebone's microstructure sits at a 'sweet spot'

Ling Li has a lesson in one of his mechanical engineering courses on how brittle materials like calcium carbonate behave under stress. In it, he takes a piece of chalk composed of the compound and snaps it in half to show ...

Plants & Animals Aug 20, 2020

This cuttlefish is flamboyant on special occasions only

The flashy Flamboyant Cuttlefish is among the most famous of the cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish)—but it is widely misunderstood by its legions of fans.

Biotechnology Jul 30, 2020

First gene knockout in cephalopod achieved

A team at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has achieved the first gene knockout in a cephalopod using the squid Doryteuthis pealeii, an exceptionally important research organism in biology for nearly a century. The ...

Plants & Animals Jun 07, 2020

Great white shark diet surprises scientists

The first-ever detailed study of the diets of great white sharks off the east Australian coast reveals this apex predator spends more time feeding close to the seabed than expected.

Evolution Apr 17, 2020

To warn or to hide from predators? New computer simulation provides answers

Scientists have understood quite well why so many poisonous or bad-tasting animals have brightly colored bodies—the colors send a message to the predators: "Don't eat me, or you'll get sick and die." These permanent warning ...

Molecular & Computational biology Mar 23, 2020

New genetic editing powers discovered in squid

Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus of their neurons, but also within the axon—the long, ...

Plants & Animals Feb 13, 2020

Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

Reptiles have a brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep.

Plants & Animals Feb 04, 2020

Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there'll be shrimp for dinner

When cuttlefish know that shrimp—their favourite food—will be available in the evening, they eat fewer crabs during the day. This capacity to make decisions based on future expectations reveals complex cognitive abilities.

Plants & Animals Jan 28, 2020

Squid brains approach those of dogs

We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland.

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