Videos of cirrate octopuses filmed swimming in the deep ocean and set to classical ballet music seem well on their way to becoming a YouTube genre. And I am 100% OK with that. Last time, we got up close with a beautiful orangey octopus, who looked as though she were wearing some kind of Stevie Nicks dress.
In this video, produced by the University of Washington, we dive into waters 200 miles off the Oregon coast and find a ghostly white octopus frolicking near a hydrothermal vent.
This particular species of cirrate, called Grimpoteuthis bathynectes, is often called "the Dumbo octopus." Fast-forward to about 1:40 to see why.
The amazing suckers on octopus arms aren’t just for sucking. They also are used to smell and taste. To deal with all that sensory input, the vast majority of an octopus’s brain cells are in its eight arms! “It’s more efficient to put the nervous cells in the arm,” neurobiologist Binyamin Hochner, of the Hebrew […]
Magdalena Cerdá and Garen Wintemute are epidemiological researchers with US Davis’s Violence Prevention Research Program; when they witnessed the Trump administration’s mass-deletion of publicly funded EPA research, they feared gun violence stats would be next.
Python is immensely popular in the data science world for the same reason it is in most other areas of computing—it has highly readable syntax and is suitable for anything from short scripts to massive web services. One of its most exciting, newest applications, however, is in machine learning. You can dive into this booming […]
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Instead of throwing out all the empties after your next party, why not transform them into some new DIY glassware? Cut back on waste and add some home ambiance with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter and Candle Making Kit.The Kinkajou is designed as a clamp-on scoring blade to make precise cuts. Just slide a bottle in, tighten […]