Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans

Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.

Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.

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Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling
Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling
The Scientist Staff | Feb 21, 2018
The baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015
Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Obscured Like an Octopus
Obscured Like an Octopus
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 
Cephalopod Coddling
Cephalopod Coddling
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known brooding period known for any animal species.
Week in Review: May 12–16
Week in Review: May 12–16
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
How the Octopus Keeps Its Arms Straight
How the Octopus Keeps Its Arms Straight
Sandhya Sekar | May 15, 2014
Researchers uncover a self-recognition mechanism that prevents octopus limbs from becoming entangled, despite their powerful suction.