Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
The cephalopods resisted temptation for up to 130 seconds to earn their favorite food, hinting at sophisticated cognitive abilities such as planning for the future.
Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts

The cephalopods resisted temptation for up to 130 seconds to earn their favorite food, hinting at sophisticated cognitive abilities such as planning for the future.

The cephalopods resisted temptation for up to 130 seconds to earn their favorite food, hinting at sophisticated cognitive abilities such as planning for the future.

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Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris
Amy Schleunes | Feb 5, 2020
Preserved DNA extracted from the rock-like digestive blobs may offer insights into whale ecology.
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Image of the Day: Vampire Squid
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The unusual cephalopod was spotted on a recent underwater research expedition.
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns.
Image of the Day: Self-Insemination
Image of the Day: Self-Insemination
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 1, 2019
Videos reveal how a female squid fertilizes her eggs—one at a time and without spilling much stored sperm.
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis
The Scientist Staff | Jul 12, 2017
Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) can glow in the dark. 
Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea
Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea
The Scientist Staff | Mar 21, 2017
The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a nocturnal predator with a light organ full of bioluminescent bacteria attached to an ink sac, which the animal uses to control the amount of light it releases.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Squid-Inspired Stickers
Squid-Inspired Stickers
Jenny Rood | Mar 24, 2015
Scientists develop tape coated with cephalopod proteins to reflect infrared light.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Feb 6, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 17, 2014
Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals. 
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Groovy Color
Groovy Color
Dan Cossins | Jul 1, 2013
To control their color displays, squid fine-tune the optical properties of light-reflecting cells by rapidly expelling and imbibing water across a tightly pleated membrane
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Giant Squid Are a Single Species
Kate Yandell | Mar 20, 2013
Arciteuthis from disparate locations around the world are genetically similar.
Cephalopod-Inspired Robot
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2012
A color-changing machine mimics the rubbery body and flexible movements of octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish.
Behavior Brief
Hayley Dunning | Jul 24, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Extremophiles explore galaxy
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
This past Monday, the Endeavor space shuttle was launched into space carrying six astronauts, brand new equipment for studying the universe and... a bobtail squid and a pack of extremophile bacteria.