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Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

By The Scientist Staff | February 21, 2018

The baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.

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Behavior Brief

By Catherine Offord | February 11, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Genome Digest

By Amanda B. Keener | August 17, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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image: Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Obscured Like an Octopus

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 21, 2014

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 

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Cephalopod Coddling

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known brooding period known for any animal species.

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Week in Review: May 12–16

By Tracy Vence | May 16, 2014

Antidepressant could prevent Alzheimer’s plaques; 12,000-year-old human skeleton sequenced; disentangling the mystery of octopus arms; taking a look at the ocular microbiome

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image: How the Octopus Keeps Its Arms Straight

How the Octopus Keeps Its Arms Straight

By Sandhya Sekar | May 15, 2014

Researchers uncover a self-recognition mechanism that prevents octopus limbs from becoming entangled, despite their powerful suction.

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image: Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

Cephalopod-Inspired Robot

By Jef Akst | August 17, 2012

A color-changing machine mimics the rubbery body and flexible movements of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.

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