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Alien Minds of Cephalopods

Featuring 2 articles by 2 scientists

This group of sea creatures, which includes octopuses and squids, are highly intelligent. Some can blend into their surroundings, edit their RNA, and even solve puzzles. But their brains work so differently than ours that scientists say they're almost like aliens among us. We're obsessed.

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Want to know where hard-to-find squid live? Ask their predators

Look, sometimes you need to "offload water" from a giant albatross...for science

Rebecca Flynn

Environmental Science

University of Rhode Island

Cephalopods are forcing us to rethink what it means to be colorblind

Octopuses, squids and cuttlefish should technically be colorblind. So how do they camouflage so well?

Ada Hagan

Microbiology

University of Michigan